Harden’s first 2 seasons as a star with the Rockets does not have him with an extremely high usage rate. It only started to skyrocket a season before and after Mike D’Antoni got here. It only shows that Harden is perfectly capable of producing at a high level even without absurdly high usage rates.
Russ’ usage rates were more erratic than Harden’s which showed a steady increase but last year actually saw his usage decline by a lot, showing that’s he’s perfectly capable of producing at a high level even with declining usage rate.
[Golliver] Anthony Davis, set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020, when asked whether he’s ready to make a long-term commitment to the Lakers: “When that times comes around next year, you can ask me”
[Wojnarowski] Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is “doubtful” to play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup this summer, his agent Rich Paul tells ESPN. Simmons is more likely now to spend his full offseason preparing only for the Sixers season — free of national team responsibilities.