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Devin Booker vs James Harden: Who is the Better Scorer?



Devin Booker vs James Harden

Devin Booker is the young point guard for the Phoenix Suns. James Harden is an experienced shooting guard for the Brooklyn Nets. Both men have achieved a lot in their respective careers and are definitely two of the most talented players in the league. While James Harden has the experience, Devin Booker has the energy and determination. But if it came down to a 1v1 who would come out on top? the experienced or the young gun?

Devin Booker’s run In The NBA

Devin Booker was drafted in 2015 as the 13th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns. He became the first player in NBA history to debut at 18 years old after playing at least one year of college basketball. Booker also was the youngest Phoenix Suns player to record a double-double and score 30 or more points in a single game. Devin Booker has been loyal to the Suns and has even led them to the NBA Finals 2021. D-Book is leading from the front with Chris Paul and is hoping to bring home ring number one.

Devin Booker made a stellar playoff debut with 34 points and 11 rebounds. He also recorded his first triple-double in the Conference Finals. Booker has  27.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. He is  also a two time NBA All-Star and the NBA three-point contest champion (2018)

James Harden’s Run In The NBA

James Harden was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009. Since his rookie year, Harden has proved that he will dominate the league. The highlight of his career would be the 2017-18 season. James Harden was named the NBA MVP for the stellar performances he put up that season with the Houston Rockets. James Harden is a nine-time NBA All-Star and a  3 time NBA scoring champion. Harden finished the 2021 season with  20.2 points. 6.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game

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Devin Booker vs James Harden

When placing these two superstars in a head to head battle it is safe to say that right now Devin Booker is the better scorer than James Harden. James Harden may have all the experience and many more awards than D-Book has. But D-Book has been in the league for a short time and already become one of the players an opponent fears. If one was to compare the stats between the two in the playoffs, D-Book has 26.3 points per game while James Harden only has 23.3. Booker also has the better field goal, 3-point and free-throw percentage. 

Player Name Field Goal Percentage 3-point Percentage Free-throw percentage
Devin Booker 43.5 34.1 90.8
James Harden 42.8 33.2 86.8

James Harden may be the player with an MVP title and a super team but Devin Booker is on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the league.

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