James Harden Needs to be More Vocal With Houston Rockets

By Andy Schmidt
James Harden
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This past season was a very solid one for the Houston Rockets if you count a 45-37 record being great. Houston heads into the offseason with a few questions here and there about where they will go from here. There has been talk about Dwight Howard coming to town and the Rockets trying to clear room for that to happen.

There is a larger issue that needs to get resolved with Houston, however. We haven’t heard much of anything from James Harden about what is going on. It’s time for him to speak up and help his current team improve.

We obviously don’t know if Harden is speaking with the organization in private about what moves would be good for the team, but the team’s defense needs to improve. Howard would definitely improve the defense in a big way and Harden needs to make that clear.

He should speak up more on his behalf in trying to win a championship. The Rockets wouldn’t want their star player who just averaged 26 points a game this season to be on the sidelines not campaigning internally for some help.

Will the Rockets make a major move to get past the first round next season? Harden better hope that happens. The current roster has a great inside force in Omer Asik but he’s not a superstar player. Jeremy Lin is a good point guard and the team did average 106 points a game this season. Their star is too quiet, however.

They wouldn’t want Harden to turn into a diva or anything, but would love to hear from him about his thoughts on things in Houston more often.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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