We’ve spoken at length about Harden’s character already, but what about his physical issues? ‘The Beard’ is a brilliant player and that’s why he’s a 10-time All-Star. This isn’t a revisionist hit piece that’s trying to say he was never good. However, he’s aging and his body isn’t as reliable as before (via Sportsnet).
Harden has a particular problem with hamstring issues. One of these affected his abilities during the playoffs for the Nets. He has suffered at least four serious hamstring injuries over the years and now he’s in his mid-30s. Let’s hope the Clippers know how to handle this because it could be a problem.