September 20, 2016, 7:04 pm
According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, James Harden focused on team bonding this summer.
Harden stated, “This entire summer I thought about last season, how there was a terrible taste in my mouth,” Harden said. “I wanted to come back, get the guys together. I wanted to get the guys together, in Vegas in mid-July and in Miami (last month) just to hang out. I think the better you are off the court, the better you will be on the court. Just worked out with the guys, went to a concert, had dinner with the guys. It’s going to carry over to the court. This summer is really a team bonding thing.” The Rockets were ousted by the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs last year despite the all-pro guard averaging 26.6 points and 7.6 assists per game in the series.