Daryl Morey: ‘James Harden Is A Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan’

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Daryl Morey: ‘James Harden Is A Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan’

 

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has always been someone who praises his players to the skies, but this time it might be a little over the top.

In an appearance on the Selfmade with Nadeshot podcast, Morey explained why it’s factual that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan ever was.

 

Daryl Morey: “We put all our assets in to trade for him, but no one could anticipate he’d be the best player in the world.”

Jackson Dahl: “Why did you put all your assets? Why him?”

Daryl Morey: “So both the eye test, because he looks amazing, I think anyone who watched him . If you looked at data at the time, once he had the ball in his hands – and it’s still true to this day. And I get a lot of because someone asks me ‘who’s the better scorer? or Michael Jordan?’ And it’s just factual that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan.

Based on literally you give James Harden the ball and before you’re giving up the ball how many points do you generate, which is how you should measure offense, James Harden is by far No. 1 in NBA history. And he was No. 1 even at the Oklahoma City Thunder, it’s just he was coming off the bench, it was a little more hidden. So you needed good data to sort of suss that out.”

 

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