Possessions in a tight fourth quarter matter more than possessions in a tight second quarter. If he averages 2,200 per season -- a shade under his average since 2014 -- for the next seven seasons, he will approach Karl Malone's career scoring total (No. Have a question about our comment policies? He was measured at 6'0 3/4, almost two inches taller than most scouts thought during the season. While the NBA Chicago Draft Combine does not hold the importance of the NFL Draft Combine, the results are still extremely valuable in evaluating potential Lottery and First Round selections. With about 1:20 left, Robert Covington had the ball on the left wing; Harden was up top, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander blanketing him. When the combination of Westbrook and Clint Capela became an impediment to Harden's drives, the Rockets traded Capela and another first-round pick for Covington. But you probably don't have a force plate handy, which the Fabritz uses to assess Harden's jumps, so don't worry about skipping that drill for the workout. No, that's not just because of his signature beard. But the swingman’s display of explosive leaping ability at the combine may well have earned him a longer look from some NBA teams. Keep in mind, utilization of a weighted vest or leg weights can have advantage if utilized as a part of control. Let me know if you have any questions.

Houston played Games 6 and 7 of that series without Chris Paul. James Harden is named the Pacific-10 player of the Year, a 1st team All-American who works as a top 5 pick in the NBA draft. Harden scoring 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting (while fighting an illness) in Game 5 of Houston's 2013 first-round series against the top-seeded Thunder was a nice building block in his first year as franchise star, and it pulled Houston to within 3-2 -- after the Rockets had fallen behind 3-0. The vertical leap has also been one of the most exaggerated measurable with claims of vertical Leaps as high as 65". Dujuan Blair proved his drive and intensity by tipping the scales at 276. LeBron James is the best player in the series, but recent MVP votes suggest Harden is No. A lot of Harden's highest-leverage games came against a dynastic Warriors team. To date he has trained … turnovers, in Game 5 of the 2015 conference finals against Golden State. He was solid in Game 7 of that LA series: 31 points on 7-of-20 shooting, with 15 free throws. Austin Daye. Doing double jumps work by jumping as high as you can with both feet. And that's not entirely unfair, both in general and in the specific case of Harden.

There are a lot of ways to increase your vertical jump. In addition to sprints and jump rope, running up and down stairs can help. In High School he measured a 19" vertical leap at tryouts and barely made the team. Luke Harangody, Blake Griffin and Derrick Brown were the strongest players in the camp, bench pressing 185 lbs 23, 22 and 20 times respectively. James Harden’s underrated defense. He does have a penchant for pivotal defensive highlights and hustle plays.

It's unfair that Harden scoring 41 points on 14-of-24 shooting in Game 1 against the Warriors in 2018 -- the year Houston took perhaps the greatest team ever to seven games -- gets overlooked because Golden State won going away (by 13). Russell Westbrook faces the same general pressure, but Harden has weightier historical stature to claim. If you want to develop your ability to soar high with your vertical jump, here are some tips and techniques that you may find useful. Pat Connaughton’s vertical leap at the NBA combine had folks saying, ‘White men CAN jump’ ... Chris Paul and James Harden. James Harden Vertical Leap is 32 Inches – Great Player - Blog. He was also titled as the NBA 6th Man of the Year, becoming the 2nd youngest player ever to win the award.