Are The Jazz Crazy For Guarding Harden This Way?

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  • Published: 23 April 2019
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    Quin Snyder has borrowed a defensive scheme from the Bucks in order to slow down James Harden and the Houston Rockets. But is it really working?
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Comments • 553

  • P4T21CK K1NG
    P4T21CK K1NG  9 hours back

    4:45 Traveling

    • Nicolas Etlin
      Nicolas Etlin  3 weeks back

      2:44 harden shoots right handed

      • SatireJD
        SatireJD  3 months back

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

        • Adam Fulks
          Adam Fulks  5 months back

          Capela looks like someone took a piss in his hair

          • Gandydancer
            Gandydancer  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                  This guy needs to get a NBA coaching job

                  • JackRyan95
                    JackRyan95  5 months back

                    Jazz v clippers?

                    • krupan
                      krupan  5 months back

                      Where did you get those shooting stats? Your percentages are way higher than: http://www.espn.com/nba/player/gamelog/_/id/3992/james-harden

                      • PY L
                        PY L  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                            • Lorin Elijah Broadbent
                              Lorin Elijah Broadbent  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                                  And they are trying to cut off his step back

                              • Gabriel Hunt
                                Gabriel Hunt  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                                    mismatch defense rubio on harden. rubio cant defend harden

                                    • nissan comuter
                                      nissan comuter  5 months back

                                      Mark my words they will never win championship anyways

                                      • Myrdon 22
                                        Myrdon 22  5 months back

                                        Houston rockets blasting off again!

                                        • Keith Griffiths
                                          Keith Griffiths  5 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  5 months back

                                            Only solution is bring back the hand check

                                            • R J
                                              R J  5 months back

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

                                              • Alexia Is On Fire
                                                Alexia Is On Fire  5 months back

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

                                                • Austin Champagne
                                                  Austin Champagne  5 months back

                                                  Coach Daniels video is better

                                                  • Ultra Prod.
                                                    Ultra Prod.  5 months back

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

                                                    • Goran Peric
                                                      Goran Peric  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                      • ThePrufessa
                                                        ThePrufessa  5 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  5 months back

                                                          Coach Daniel on Youtube did a better analysis of this

                                                          • Petteo Lepe
                                                            Petteo Lepe  5 months back

                                                            Jesus Christ, the amount of height Gobert got is insane

                                                            • Amazondai PU
                                                              Amazondai PU  5 months back

                                                              The membership link is not working...

                                                              • Fran Cisco
                                                                Fran Cisco  5 months back

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

                                                                • William Yuan
                                                                  William Yuan  5 months back

                                                                  why is 2:44 mirrored

                                                                  • Trevor Miller
                                                                    Trevor Miller  5 months back

                                                                    Gobert has been crap

                                                                    • Twyla Collins
                                                                      Twyla Collins  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                                                                          double step back tutorial w/o getting a call

                                                                          • Riccardo Baccega
                                                                            Riccardo Baccega  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                                                • Miguel Arredondo
                                                                                  Miguel Arredondo  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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