Daryl Morey surprised that James Harden talks about his physical problems

After the playoffs leave the back door, James Harden Talk about the physical issues that have slowed his performance lately. The Philadelphia star spoke privately about “Two long years”similar to a “whirlwind”.

“I’m finally starting to feel good again”Added in May after the Heat’s elimination. “It will be a great summer for me to get back in shape and prepare to be back again next year.”

Comments that surprised Daryl Morey. Precisely because the president of The Sixers knows “beard” so well, who brought him to Houston in 2012, and it’s not in his habit to talk about his little sores.

“I would say James, more than any other player I’ve worked with, never says when it’s not right”explains the former general manager of podcast rockets The Takeoff. “So it surprised me that he said that. If he said that, it’s because there were big problems. He was one of the strongest players in the league before this hamstring thing. Last season, he never said he’s not 100% because he never wants to make excuses. “He doesn’t want to tell his teammates or opponents that there is a problem.”

Thanks to his salary cut, the Sixers were able to sign Montrezl Harrell

Surprise turns into admiration for the leader, even if he sometimes tries to change James Harden’s behavior on this subject.

“During my career, I tried to get James to open up more, to say when he was in pain or whatever, in order to protect him. When I was in Houston, he sprained his ankle and the other players would be out for weeks with an injury like that. He was playing back in the day. “Next. It was impressive. Sometimes it’s too brave, but you have to respect that spirit.”

Daryl Morey also paid tribute to the 2018 MVP for his financial “sacrifice” this summer. The player could re-stack it for one season at $47.3 million, but decided to sign a new $32 million contract for the 2022/23 fiscal year.

Thus, the former Thunder offered an additional 15 million margin of wages for the franchise. A choice that then made it possible to recruit to strengthen the group.

“He’s done, I think, more than any other star for such a low salary. Without that, we wouldn’t have gotten Harrell Montreal. He put money aside, he’s been involved since day one, doing what Doc Rivers asks of him.. “I’m a guy who looks at advanced stats. With Harden passes, other players’ shooting percentage is better. With Joel Embiid, he forms the best pick-and-roll pair. He has a global impact and carries the team to help them win the title.”

James Harden percent bounce
season equipped GM minimum shots 3 points LF About Dave early pd Ceremony Int baby CT points
2009-10 Good 76 23 40.3 37.5 80.8 0.6 2.6 3.2 1.8 2.6 1.1 1.4 0.3 9.9
2010-11 Good 82 27 43.6 34.9 84.3 0.5 2.6 3.1 2.2 2.5 1.1 1.3 0.3 12.2
2011-12 Good 62 31 49.1 39.0 84.6 0.5 3.6 4.1 3.7 2.4 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.8
2012-13 How 78 38 43.8 36.8 85.1 0.8 4.1 4.9 5.8 2.3 1.8 3.8 0.5 25.9
2013-14 How 73 38 45.6 36.6 86.6 0.8 3.9 4.7 6.1 2.4 1.6 3.6 0.4 25.4
2014-15 How 81 37 44.0 37.5 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.7 7.0 2.6 1.9 4.0 0.7 27.4
2015-16 How 82 38 43.9 35.9 86.0 0.8 5.3 6.1 7.5 2.8 1.7 4.6 0.6 29.0
2016-17 How 81 36 44.0 34.7 84.7 1.2 7.0 8.1 11.2 2.7 1.5 5.7 0.5 29.1
2017-18 How 72 35 44.9 36.7 85.8 0.6 4.8 5.4 8.8 2.4 1.8 4.4 0.7 30.4
2018-19 How 78 37 44.2 36.8 87.9 0.9 5.8 6.6 7.5 3.1 2.0 5.0 0.7 36.1
2019-20 How 68 37 44.4 35.5 86.5 1.0 5.5 6.6 7.5 3.3 1.8 4.5 0.9 34.3
2020-21* all the difference 44 37 46.6 36.2 86.1 0.8 7.1 7.9 10.8 2.3 1.2 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21* BRK 36 37 47.1 36.6 85.6 0.8 7.7 8.5 10.9 2.4 1.3 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21* How 8 36 44.4 34.7 88.3 0.6 4.5 5.1 10.4 1.8 0.9 4.3 0.8 24.8
2021-22* all the difference 65 37 41.0 33.0 87.7 0.9 6.9 7.7 10.3 2.4 1.3 4.4 0.6 22.0
2021-22* BRK 44 37 41.4 33.2 86.9 1.0 7.0 8.0 10.2 2.4 1.3 4.8 0.7 22.5
2021-22* PHL 21 38 40.2 32.6 89.2 0.6 6.5 7.1 10.5 2.3 1.2 3.4 0.2 21.1
sum 942 35 44.2 36.1 86.0 0.8 4.8 5.6 6.8 2.6 1.5 3.8 0.5 24.9

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