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5 Reasons Jeremy Lin and James Harden Are the NBA's Next Elite Backcourt
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Jeremy Lin and James Harden are poised to become one of the NBA's most potent backcourts.

There's no denying that both guards have had their fair share of struggles this season. Harden combated a lack of efficiency for almost the entire year while Lin himself has yet to fully adjust to his partner's ball-dominating style.

But while the pair have struggled to both coexist and embody consistency, they have still managed to render the Houston Rockets a threat to win on any given night and subsequently provided hope for the immediate.

That hope, coupled with statistical progress is more than just a coincidence. Rather, it's a telling sign that there is potential to be found in this union and that even brighter days are just on the horizon.

And that we are bearing witness to an elite backcourt in the making.

 

All stats in this article are accurate as of December 18.

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