James Harden lit up opposing defenses in the 2018-19 season, averaging 36.1 points and 7.5 assists per game while shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and making 378 threes, the second-most in NBA history.
"I haven't seen someone that unstoppable in a while," a Western Conference scout added.
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One Western Conference assistant coach said hitting Harden with a steady dose of different looks on defense was the only way to slow him down, while another West head coach suggested forcing him off the three-point line.
And the Milwaukee Bucks had some success during the regular season forcing Harden to go to his right.