Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden recorded yet one more triple-double on March 15. His staff is red-hot, now profitable 13 of its final 14 video games.
That marks the tenth triple-double he has recorded in simply 26 video games with the staff. For comparability, the guard notched virtually precisely as many (11) throughout his last 154 regular-season video games with the Houston Rockets between 2018 and 2021.
Total, the previous league MVP is averaging 25.1 factors and 11.3 assists per sport.
The beginning is not only good within the context of franchise historical past with the Nets. Full knowledge is just out there after 1983, however per our analysis, Harden simply grew to become the one participant on the report to ever common 25 factors and 10 assists in his first 25 video games with a staff.
The primary 15p/15r/15a sport in franchise historical past belongs to JAMES. HARDEN. pic.twitter.com/il4nPyjKRs
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 16, 2021
As all the time, his scoring has been phenomenal, and he has completed with at the least 20 factors in every of his final 12 video games. His playmaking, nonetheless, has jumped off the web page within the historical past books.
In line with our analysis, no different participant has eclipsed 10.5 assists per sport throughout their first 25 video games with the Nets. Deron Williams was the closest in 2011 after he was traded from the Utah Jazz.
Brooklyn is 20-7 since Harden was traded from Houston and their offensive ranking (120.0) on this two-month span is the very best within the NBA. He is only one rebound per sport shy of averaging a triple-double throughout his first bout within the Japanese Convention.
The craziest half is that followers have solely seen 186 minutes that includes Harden on the courtroom concurrently each his star teammates, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Contemplating that composes lower than 20 % of the minutes that Harden has performed together with his new staff, it will likely be fascinating to see what his (and his staff’s) productiveness seems to be like when Durant returns to motion.
HoopsHype’s Alberto de Roa contributed analysis to this report