James Harden Is the Changing Face of the Point Guard Position

Jonathan Tjarks:

The longtime shooting guard’s position change is Mike D’Antoni’s latest challenge of the game’s orthodoxy.

Mike D’Antoni made it official during training camp: James Harden is now the point guard of the Houston Rockets. On some level, it’s just semantics. Harden had one of the highest usage ratings in the NBA last season, and he’s going to have the ball in his hands for most of the team’s possessions, regardless of the position he plays. The distinction matters, but it matters more for the players alongside him than for Harden himself.

Interesting. I see this becoming a trend.


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