Author Archives: Justin Wehr

What James Harden did last night

James Harden’s line last night: 45 points (on 22 attempts!), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers. How many players this postseason would you guess had a better line? (Where “better line” is assessed according to Basketball Reference’s Game Score, which measures a player’s production/efficiency taking all box score statistics into account.) The […]

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How realistic is a Houston Rockets championship?

There are many reasons to believe the Rockets might have a legitimate shot at this year’s title. They went 4-0 against the team with the best record in the league. They have two of the top 10 players. They have one of the best records in the league since January. They are recovering from a […]

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There have been 3,071 NBA players over the past 50 years. Guess how many had a better start than James Harden.

Last week I made a statement that should give anyone pause: The first four years of James Harden’s career were on par with the best players in NBA history. And I wasn’t just referring to All Stars or hall of famers. I was referring to the top 20 players of the past 50 years. It’s […]

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