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NBA Insider On James Harden: "Two Years From Now, We Will Be Talking About Him The Same Way We Talk About John Wall And Russell Westbrook."

James Harden

9x NBA All-Star James Harden is considered one of the best shooting guards in basketball. But, according to NBA Insider Bobby Marks, his downfall is approaching.

Apparently, the Nets star is on his way to becoming an inefficient, over-priced star -- comparable to John Wall and Russell Westbrook.

(via The Lowe Post)

Two years from now, we will be talking about James Harden the way we talk about John Wall and Russell Westbrook. I’m going to go a step further; if you watch James Harden play now, he’s a better shooting version of Russell Westbrook.

This season is the worst we've seen of Harden since 2011. Through 44 games, he's averaging 22.5 points, 10.2 assists, and 8 rebounds per game on 41.4% shooting.

Those are still star-level numbers, no doubt, but not necessarily what the Nets were hoping for when they signed him in 2020. Harden's inefficient play has cost them greatly so far, and they stand just at just 29-22 on the season.

"I think we've done too much talking," Harden said, via ESPN. "It's just, we got to go out there and do it, and do it consistently. We have times when we're great, and we have times when we're really bad. We just got to find some consistency throughout the course of games more times than not."

Losers of six straight games, Brooklyn is reeling ahead of the deadline with no clear solutions on how to stop the bleeding.

For now, all they can do is rely on the guys they have and trust that their stars will get healthy and get the team back on track.

As for Harden, his decline this season has been a major concern and some have seemingly already declared his prime to be over. Whatever the case, the 9x All-Star came to Brooklyn to win a title and he's going to have to play like his old self if he wants the best chance at accomplishing his goal.