Basketball ‘Houston Rockets’
American professional basketball player who currently plays for ‘Houston Rockets’ National Basketball Association (National Basketball Association).
Author: Ivan Matkovskiy
Play basketball Harden began at school; Even then he showed quite good results. Enrolled at the University of Arizona (Arizona State University), James continued to play sports. Pretty soon it became clear that the team has acquired a very valuable player – with the help of University Harden was able to show in the next season quite good results. Already in the second year of study at the university, James was in a number of major rankings – even graced the cover of the next issue of ‘Sports Illustrated’, dedicated to just the university basketball team.
After graduation, James announced his intention to participate in the NBA draft; agent Rob Pelinka became his (Rob Pelinka). In the NBA Draft 2009 Harden chose the 3rd; Harden was the new team ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’. James became the first player who got into an updated and renamed the team; before the club played under the name ‘Seattle SuperSonics’.
Actively participate in games James Harden started pretty quickly – in the first season he averaged spent on the field more than 22 minutes per game and entered the median of 9.9 points. Situation did not change in the second season – James has taken part in all 82 matches of the main draw, and rose to an average of 12.2 points in. Quite fruitful Harden played in the playoffs – it is the average result was 13 points per game.
On April 18 of 2012 in a match against ‘Phoenix Suns’ James Harden scored 40 points. This was the best season of his career in the NBA – the average number of points in the match was 16.8, the average number of minutes spent on the field – 31.4; This result is even more impressive considering that Harden only 2 of the 62 matches played in the starting lineup was a member.
April 22, 2012 th Harden received a strong tremor – it hurt his elbow refers to the lucky throw conducted Metta World Peace (Metta World Peace). Pease suspended from league games to 7 games; Harden is back on the field only in the playoffs. This time the ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’ reached the finals of the NBA – and only conceded there ‘Miami Heat’.
In 2012 Harden was named the best player in the NBA reserve – almost becoming the youngest player ever honored with this title. Over the seasons, James has proved to be highly effective striker; the percentage of successful shots and the percentage of goals he had extremely high.
‘Oklahoma City Thunder’ offered James a contract extension, but they agree on the price and failed; eventually Harden – together with Dekuanom Cook (Daequan Cook), Cole Aldrich (Cole Aldrich) and Lazar Hayward (Lazar Hayward) – were sold in the ‘Houston Rockets’. Instead oklahomtsy received Kevin Martin (Kevin Martin), Jeremy Lamb (Jeremy Lamb), two additional pick in the first round draft pick and one in the second. Harden was originally used as an auxiliary player; only after seven matches he began to put forward a more serious position. Pretty soon it became clear that this had to do before – for the first season, James was able to earn 37 points to hold 12 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
February 20 2013th Harden set a personal record, gaining 46 points per game; interesting that fought in this match ‘Houston Rockets’ against the former team of James, ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’.