It has been so far so good for James Harden with his new team. Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash seems to agree, as he once again heaped praise on his superstar.
According to Nash, one thing that he believes stands out in Harden’s game is his leadership (h/t Ryan Herrera of the Houston Chronicle):
Harden is a tremendous scorer, a great passer, and we can even go as far as saying that he’s emerged as a relatively competent defender. However, being an excellent leader is not usually an asset one would instantly associate with the former MVP winner. Harden is not the most vocal player out there, and he doesn’t always step up to the plate when necessary — a couple of key reasons that contributed to why he never found ultimate success in his extended tenure with the Houston Rockets.