James Harden: “I Was In A Role For Eight Years, Controlling The Ball, Dominating The Ball. Now It’s A Different Experience For Me, But It’s Still Great.”

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James Harden is part of the Brooklyn Nets after a tumultuous end to his tenure with the Houston Rockets. The Beard remains one of the best players in the NBA right now but he's adapting to his new role on the Nets. He is not the only scorer they have as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are also there.

Just when everybody believed this was going to bring troubles to the Nets, Harden and co. have demonstrated they're just fine. Although they have some work to do on defense, the team has the desire and willingness to be better, and that is a good start. As for Harden, he made it clear that he's willing to sacrifice for the team's sake and so far that's exactly what he's doing.

After the Nets beat the Miami Heat for the second straight game, with a 98-85 result, the Beard, talked about his new role with the team, explaining that it's different from what he used to do in Houston but it's still great for him.

"I was in a role for eight years, controlling the ball, dominating the ball," Harden said, referring to his time in Houston with the Rockets, via ESPN's Malika Andrews. "Now it's a different experience for me, but it's still great."

He finished the game with 20 points (10 in the 4th quarter), 8 assists and 4 rebounds. He's willing to do whatever it takes to win a championship and the Nets are well aware of that. They have to improve their defense now if they want to become a threat in the East and the entire NBA but right now they are on the right track. Time will tell how far this team can go in the postseason but seeing Harden's sacrifice, you can say they are just fine right now.