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When was James Harden on the Thunder?

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Asked by: Sarah Gomez

James Harden

No. 1 – Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2021 Houston Rockets

How many years was Harden on the Thunder?

3 years

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden were all drafted by the Thunder and played with each other for 3 years.

Did Harden start on the Thunder?

NBA Playoffs 2011: Why James Harden Just Became an OKC Thunder Starter Next Year. It was a crushing defeat that ended the Oklahoma City Thunder’s fantastic season, but in all of the agony, the Thunder discovered what they are going to do to improve for the 2011-12 season—start James Harden.

When did James Harden leave the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Kevin Durant and James Harden won their first individual accolades in the NBA while playing for the OKC Thunder. The former won the MVP award in 2014, while Harden claimed the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2012. Harden left the Thunder in 2012, and joined the Houston Rockets via trade.

What year did the Thunder blew a 3 1 lead?

2016

In one of the most memorable Western Conference Finals in recent memory, Oklahoma City gained the upper hand on May 22, 2016.

Who was OKC Big 3?

In his sophomore season, the franchise took a step forward with Harden at the helm as the Thunder’s sixth man and the third member of OKC’s emerging “Big 3” alongside Durant and Westbrook.

Why did Harden leave OKC?

I felt like I already made a sacrifice coming off the bench and doing whatever it takes to help the team, and they weren’t willing to help me,” Harden said. To reiterate the point, Harden was asked if he would still be with the Thunder if money wasn’t an issue. “Definitely,” he said.

Why did the Thunder let Harden?

They had already locked down both Durant and Westbrook to max contracts. Due to this, they were left with two options, sign either Ibaka or Harden, or pay a huge luxury tax. The Thunder didn’t want to pay it. This had a lot to do with the new penalties launched in the NBA for exceeding luxury tax.

Was Harden good on the Thunder?

He officially became the third option behind Durant and Westbrook, scoring 16.8 points per game — the most he ever averaged with the Thunder. Along with his increase in scoring, he was helpful defending the perimeter and playing passing lanes, averaging 1.0 steals a game.

Why did Harden leave Brooklyn?

The Bearded One did not want to get too much into what happened in Brooklyn, but he said he always wanted to be in Philadelphia. The Sixers hired Daryl Morey, formerly of the Houston Rockets, and it appears Harden wanted to follow Morey to Philadelphia.

What NBA team came back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals?

The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the only team to come back after being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals and win Game 7 (2016).

Has there ever been a 3 0 comeback in NBA?

Unsuccessful comebacks

Three NBA teams have evened a series after being down 0–3, only to lose in game 7.

How many NBA teams blew a 3-1 lead?

NBA teams have overcome 3–1 deficits 13 times, only one of which occurred in the NBA Finals. The NBA is the only major North American sport with a seven-game playoffs series where no team has overcome a 3–0 deficit. The Celtics won two games on the road during the comeback, and also won the NBA Finals.

What is the biggest comeback in NBA?

The greatest comeback in National Basketball Association play occurred on November 27, 1996, when the Utah Jazz, down by 36 points to the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter (it was 70–36 at the half and 70-34 just before), overcame this deficit to win 107–103.

Has Kobe Bryant ever blew a 3-1 lead?

Game Four needed a high-flying layup to send it into overtime and a game-winning shot by Bryant to squeeze out a 3-1 series lead. The Suns blew the Lakers out in Game Five where Raja Bell famously clotheslined Bryant out of frustration from previous plays.

Has any NBA team come back from 2 0?

Nine teams found themselves in a 2-0 hole in 2021, with five emerging victorious. Comparatively, teams up 2-0 were undefeated in 2020, , going 15-0 across the three playoffs.

Has any NBA team won 4 0 in the finals?

In 1975, after compiling a 48–34 regular season record, the Golden State Warriors swept the Washington Bullets 4–0 in the 1975 NBA Finals.

Who has the best record in the East NBA?

Eastern

Team Road Road record
1 Miami – z 24-17
2 Boston – y 23-18
3 Milwaukee – y 24-17

Who is Number 1 in the NBA?

There are 19 NBA players who currently wear number 1 in the NBA for the 2021-22 NBA Season.
Which NBA Players wear the Number 1 in the NBA?

NBA Player Jersey Number
Michael Porter Jr. 1
Anthony Edwards 1
Nathan Knight 1
Anfernee Simons 1

Who is leading MVP in NBA?

The 2021-22 NBA regular season was fun. Now that it’s over, reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic remains in the running to win the award for a second consecutive year.

Can an NBA coach play in a game?

During an altercation, the head and assistant coaches are permitted on the court as ‘peacemakers. If a player, coach or assistant coach is suspended from a game or games, he shall not at any time before, during or after such game or games appear in any part of the arena or stands where his team is playing.

Can a player dive out of bounds to save a ball and then be the first to touch it inbounds?

It is only a violation if a player steps out of bounds and then is the first player to touch it after coming back inbounds. If a player has the ball and steps out of bounds, it’s a turnover and the other team gets the ball. If a player steps out of bounds without the ball, he can step back inbounds at any point.

How many points if the shooter shot the ball outside of the 3 point arc?

three points

If a basket, or field goal, is made outside of the three-point arc, then that basket is worth three points. A free throw is worth one point.

Can you bounce a 3-pointer?

@Yaitzme To answer your question, if you attempt a shot from outside the 3-point line, you miss the rim, the ball bounces off the floor, goes back up and then goes down through the hoop, I would give your team 2 points, and you would not be credited with the basket.

Is there a 5 pointer in basketball?

Yes, it is possible to score 5 points in basketball.

One possible scenario to score five points is when a player is fouled in the act of shooting a three pointer and makes the shot.

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