Alvin Gentry is very high on James Harden.
Before the Pelicans tipped off against the Rockets in New Orleans on Saturday, Gentry spoke of the superstar’s elite talent.
“He’s the best iso player in the world, really,” he said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I don’t know if there’s anybody you can say is better in the history of this league, really, as far as drawing fouls and making plays in an iso situation.”
Pels coach Alvin Gentry on James Harden: “He’s the best iso player in the world, really. I don’t know if there’s anybody you can say is better in the history of this league, really, as far as drawing fouls and making plays in an iso situation.”
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 29, 2018
Despite losing Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, Houston has put together an impressive string of games. Harden has been on fire.
The Rockets have won eight of their last 10, and Harden has totaled an astounding 388 points. The reigning MVP also has the most 40-point games (8) in the NBA this season.
While he’s remained a controversial figure due to his knack for drawing fouls to rack up points at the free-throw line, he’s continued to dominate opposing defenses. Harden leads the league in scoring and is currently averaging a career high 32.7 points.
Houston entered Saturday’s game with a 19-15 record, which ranks sixth in the Western Conference.