McHale: No Adjustment for James Harden
Having gone from Sixth Man of the Year (twice) to the Hall of Fame, Kevin McHale did not have the slightest concern about the adjustment James Harden will make.
Harden’s move from the Thunder to the Rockets will mean he will go from coming off the bench for one of the league’s best teams to starting as a much-needed star for a rebuilding team.
He will begin games going against teams’ best defenders and as one of the focal points of their defensive game plans.
“He can play,” McHale said. “He was essentially a starter they brought off the bench. I don’t think there will be any adjustment. He will play more minutes.