it's clearly Harden.
"Some of you may know the new stat feature of "player tracking" (By SportVU).
Among other things, they perform speed and distance tracking for each player.
Now this one was a shocker for me:
Of all 453 NBA players, the lowest court movement any player made
(In distance covered per 48 minutes) is 2.9 miles,
and it is shared by our very nimble James Harden!
See the full stats list in here
The beard shares this lowest mobility figure with:
- Veteran, injury prone big men, in Boozer, M.Gasol, David West and Andrew (no knees) Bynum,
- 36 year old Stephen Jackson & Kanyon Martin
- and a few others, including Chris Copeland.
No one else on the list is in JH's age, height or role!
But note: NO ONE on this sorry list plays as much as his beardness - 39 minutes.
(Gasol plays 34.5, but he only played 13 games this season...)
Pretty bad... (Makes me blue)
Now, the Harden haters may say that the low movement shows his lack of effort,
but I'm absolutely sure it has everything to do with his being used too much
and with the fact that he plays while injured and in pains
(Both of which are McHale's fault, but also his own, IMHO)."