Are The Jazz Crazy For Guarding Harden This Way?

  • Published: 23 April 2019
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Comments • 551

  • SatireJD
    SatireJD  3 weeks back

    They’re defending him as if he’s right handed.

    • Adam Fulks
      Adam Fulks  3 months back

      Capela looks like someone took a piss in his hair

      • Gandydancer
        Gandydancer  3 months back

        @4:45 "James Harden's skills didn't appear overnight." That's not a "skill". It's a travel. What's with the tippy-toe dance? You teach this?

        • Sullir
          Sullir  3 months back

          Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the jazz had it fully figured out until game 3. Pretty sure harden wasn’t shooting near 50% in the last three games. If you include the first two games where the rockets scored loads more, you get the numbers this guy is talking about. I don’t think it can be argued that the jazz holding the rockets to less than 100pt average in the last 3 games was a pretty huge feat defensively, and it was horrible shooting on the jazz’s part that made the difference. Regardless I don’t think the jazz has what it takes as they are now to win a series against harden and company in a 7 game series even if they had good shooting nights which they didn’t (something I think the rocket’s d should be recognized for).

          • ChickenDoinks
            ChickenDoinks  3 months back

            Harden just gotta use the teleport he learned from the professor and the defense will have literally nothing to stop him

            • Chinedu Ugwu
              Chinedu Ugwu  3 months back

              This guy needs to get a NBA coaching job

              • KnightLight-ttv
                KnightLight-ttv  3 months back

                Jazz v clippers?

                • krupan
                  krupan  3 months back

                  Where did you get those shooting stats? Your percentages are way higher than:

                  • PY L
                    PY L  3 months back

                    They just try to copy what the Buck had done on him, but they are really lack the athleticism and length the Bucks has.

                    • Daniel Sudbury
                      Daniel Sudbury  3 months back

                      I think your opinion would have been a lot different if the jazz could have made their open threes. But overall, it was a good video.

                      • Robin Klippert
                        Robin Klippert  3 months back

                        Guard kobe or Jordan like that they give you 100, just saying

                        • Lorin Elijah Broadbent
                          Lorin Elijah Broadbent  3 months back

                          Given how few points the rockets scored over the past three games of the series, (15 points less than their typical points per 100 possessions) I would say the Jazz defense did quite well. Their problem was on the offensive end.

                          • Martin Leland
                            Martin Leland  3 months back

                            Yourrrrr dumb they are copying what bucks did in reg season😂😂😂☠ I'm dead
                            Edit: and the bucks pulled off this way of defending harden
                            Edit: omg they suck at pulling it off and they don't always guard his side they are inconsistent

                            • Martin Leland
                              Martin Leland  3 months back

                              And they are trying to cut off his step back

                          • Gabriel Hunt
                            Gabriel Hunt  3 months back

                            I was at the game when the Bucks came to Houston. Their defense on Harden seemed to work as they got the win.

                            • dc984
                              dc984  3 months back

                              Funny how playoff whistles only applies to Harden...

                              Greek Freak (whose only go-to move is to run in a straight line into the defender)
                              Regular season FTA average: 9.5 --> 1st round average: 10.8
                              Kevin Durant (uses the rip through move to draw fouls)
                              Regular season FTA average: 6.5 --> 1st round average: 8.8
                              Steph Curry (loves falling down on the slightest contact)
                              Regular season FTA average: 4.2 --> 1st round average: 6.2

                              HARDEN MVP (actual absorbs tons of contact due to his strong frame, with many UNCALLED whistles)
                              Regular season FTA average: 11.0 --> 1st round average: 7.4

                              Come of refs, ref the game not the player! You can't tell me that other stars get better whistles in the playoffs but not Harden!!

                              • froilan anthony
                                froilan anthony  3 months back

                                mismatch defense rubio on harden. rubio cant defend harden

                                • nissan comuter
                                  nissan comuter  3 months back

                                  Mark my words they will never win championship anyways

                                  • Myrdon 22
                                    Myrdon 22  3 months back

                                    Houston rockets blasting off again!

                                    • Keith Griffiths
                                      Keith Griffiths  3 months back

                                      Look at Harden's stats from games 3, 4 and 5.
                                      Season Avg. 36pts, REB 6.6, AST 7.5, FG 44%, 3P% 36%, FT 11, Efficiency rating 114.8
                                      Game 3 22pts, REB 4, AST 10, FG 15%, 3P% 15%, FT 16
                                      Game 4 30pts, REB 3, AST 4, FG 42%, 3P% 50%, FT 8
                                      Game 5 26pts, REB 6, AST 6, FG 38%, 3P% 25%, FT 5

                                      Avg 3-5 26pts, REB 4, AST 6, FG 31%, 3P% 30%, FT 9, Efficiency rating 100.3 WOW! (NBA Worst 2019 New York Knicks - 102.1)

                                      -10pts avg
                                      -2 REB avg
                                      -13% FG avg
                                      -6% 3P% avg
                                      -2 FT avg
                                      -14.8 Efficency avg

                                      I think "Coach" is seeing what he wants to see. The Jazz offense or Rockets defense is the reason the Rockets won this series. You could see and the numbers tell the story, as the Jazz got more and more practice the Rockets offensive efficiency dropped like a rock. Only a couple of teams can play this strategy as it requires an athletic "paint protector". Milwaukee is probably best suited.

                                      • mack 2k
                                        mack 2k  3 months back

                                        Only solution is bring back the hand check

                                        • R J
                                          R J  3 months back

                                          You wanna stop Harden? Do the Bowen kick, he'll truly stop 🤣😂

                                          • Alexia Is On Fire
                                            Alexia Is On Fire  3 months back

                                            Harden is the best player in the world, we are going all the way this year

                                            • Austin Champagne
                                              Austin Champagne  3 months back

                                              Coach Daniels video is better

                                              • Farabi Tnt Pixel Official

                                                Every team is just mad at harden lmfao, stop it OMG try to stop curry or another player..

                                                • Goran Peric
                                                  Goran Peric  3 months back

                                                  coach call me crazy , but i would actually stay on his right hand and not left. Ive looked at film and he usually steps back going to his right and not left. The few times he has a stepback going to his left it looked awkward. regardless what a lethal move, i wonder who helped him come up with it .

                                                  • joshua Stanaway
                                                    joshua Stanaway  3 months back

                                                    4:45. Hardens stepback in slow mo had 5-6 steps/shuffles.
                                                    You n Ronnie Nunn did a great job with Harden's step back video.
                                                    But these are the clips you shoulda looked at.
                                                    He does 10 stepbacks a game. 7 are cold travels.
                                                    He's literally the Donald Trump of basketball.
                                                    In as far as, this shit is stupid, it's not funny anymore and now I wait to see who will step in and stop this shit.

                                                    • Willie Gordon
                                                      Willie Gordon  3 months back

                                                      What is that supposed to mean The Donald Trump of basketball?

                                                  • ThePrufessa
                                                    ThePrufessa  3 months back

                                                    4:57 I guess we now know that pilgrim failed since MK has left the badlands and is now learning to be a point guard.

                                                    • crazygood876
                                                      crazygood876  3 months back

                                                      Coach Daniel on Youtube did a better analysis of this

                                                      • Petteo Lepe
                                                        Petteo Lepe  3 months back

                                                        Jesus Christ, the amount of height Gobert got is insane

                                                        • Amazondai PU
                                                          Amazondai PU  3 months back

                                                          The membership link is not working...

                                                          • Fran Cisco
                                                            Fran Cisco  3 months back

                                                            Jazz will be offered a 10 days contract to...

                                                            • William Yuan
                                                              William Yuan  3 months back

                                                              why is 2:44 mirrored

                                                              • Trevor Miller
                                                                Trevor Miller  3 months back

                                                                Gobert has been crap

                                                                • Twyla Collins
                                                                  Twyla Collins  3 months back

                                                                  Stay a little more in front of him then on his side but still force him right and pressuring him

                                                                  • Rick S
                                                                    Rick S  3 months back

                                                                    NBA defense is so bad now its hard to watch it's like the all-star game every game

                                                                    • Cereal Killer
                                                                      Cereal Killer  3 months back

                                                                      double step back tutorial w/o getting a call

                                                                      • Riccardo Baccega
                                                                        Riccardo Baccega  3 months back

                                                                        At the 6' mark, as noted by Zach Lowe in his last column, that is supposed to be a late switch. Rubio gets beaten by Harden, Gobert steps up to meet Harden, Mitchell abandons strong-side shooter to prevent the lob, Rubio trailing the play is supposed to go immediately to strong side shooter after Harden gets by him.

                                                                        • oOoHCGoOo
                                                                          oOoHCGoOo  3 months back

                                                                          I respect Harden's game because I understand how much work, how many hours, and how much he has to analyze in order to get to this level.

                                                                          • HoneyFro
                                                                            HoneyFro  3 months back

                                                                            Ad transition was kinda weak Coach. Cmon its playoff basketball, gotta bring your A game.

                                                                            • Miguel Arredondo
                                                                              Miguel Arredondo  3 months back

                                                                              Dude there's more foul calls in the playoffs this year than regular season...what you watching? refs are biased against harden this postseason just like derozan

                                                                              • 제이슨신
                                                                                제이슨신  3 months back

                                                                                Jazz is copying what Bucks did to Harden. It was very successful. Harden choked that night. Only difference is Bucks are way better defensive team with length. Jazz is not the best defensive team.

                                                                                • Dimas Prabowo Ajie
                                                                                  Dimas Prabowo Ajie  3 months back

                                                                                  Jazz is trying to copy what Bucks did to shut Harden. But the Jazz just can't do it as well as Bucks, and Rubio is not as good of a defender as Bledsoe.

                                                                                  • Quentin Green
                                                                                    Quentin Green  3 months back

                                                                                    Not the Jazz. Just Marco Rubio. The dude straight up GOES BEHIND JAMES and completely misses the point of being beside him.

                                                                                    • Jonah ware
                                                                                      Jonah ware  3 months back

                                                                                      The fact that they are giving him a drive to the basket vs staying in front of him is beyond me! If your going to help off guys in the corner why don't they throw double teams at him and make sure your guys are on the rotations.. force PJ tucker to make every shot he's given

                                                                                      • gullintanni
                                                                                        gullintanni  3 months back

                                                                                        Harden is shooting 36% on 10 two point attempts and is averaging 5.8 turnovers, so it is having an effect on his game, just not his 3's.

                                                                                        • Freddy Fox 500
                                                                                          Freddy Fox 500  3 months back

                                                                                          Maybe it can have an effect with a great defender like Bledsoe But not with Ricky Rubio

                                                                                          • Jahi Benjamin
                                                                                            Jahi Benjamin  3 months back

                                                                                            James harden need to shot that pull up mid range at least to get the defenders to guard up. once he does that the defense will be lost. If you reading comment right now you should kill the mid range for rhythm shots.

                                                                                            • Gerald Abad_1
                                                                                              Gerald Abad_1  3 months back

                                                                                              Harden is trash
                                                                                              The only reason harden is good because he is a shot chucker and he has bad teammates.....except CP3 and Clint Capela