Harden led the league with 6.8 isolation possessions / game two years ago. Last year he increased that number to 10 possessions / game. But this year he’s basically quarantined himself. Harden works in isolation for 15.2 possessions / game. — @bzcohenhttps://t.co/ALUtYvjlPihttps://t.co/wGUw2XIZnt
RT @bzcohen: There has never been a player like James Harden, and he's doing things that have never been done on a basketball court. He's the outlier of the NBA. These charts explain why. https://t.co/d4By2ocf0k
Yes, he converts his paint shots at only average rates, but his foul-drawing in that zone is elite. He's led the league in free throws every season since 2014-15, and he's on pace to do it again. He'd rather draw a foul than attempt a floater or a pull-up for a good reason: It's a much better outcome.