James Harden Says He Needs 10-Game Window To ‘See Where I Am’ With Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers dropped to 0-3 with James Harden in the lineup after losing to the Dallas Mavericks on November 10. Harden, who is averaging 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.0 turnovers with the Clippers, says he needs a 10-game window to see where he’s at with his new team.

The Clippers have lost to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Mavericks with Harden, who becomes an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

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“Just getting used to it, you know what I mean?” Harden said. “There’s just so many great talented players on this team, I got to find a way to still be aggressive, generating shots or creating shots for myself as well. So first quarter felt really good on both ends of the ball, and then from there it went downhill. So trying to find a balance of not trying to step on anyone’s toes, but just trying to still be aggressive and be myself. So it’s a process, but it’s definitely a little frustrating. We do like to win games.”

Harden is shooting 54.2% from the field, 50.0% from beyond the arc and a perfect 100.0% from the free-throw line with the Clippers, who are 3-5 on the season.

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“We don’t know what that looks like yet just because it’s too early, and then we all bring different dynamics to the game,” Harden said. “I think for me, as far as the pecking order, I think I’m a facilitator and a scorer, so if somebody has it going, then I have no problem generating really good shots and making sure we get quality shots possession by possession. Because I know at the end of the day, if I’m doing that, then we’re getting good shots, then we got a really good chance of winning. But we’re all figuring that out as games go by.”

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