James Harden led the NBA in usage percentage in 2018-19. Last season, not only did he lead the league, he posted the second-highest usage percentage of all-time. His ball dominance has come to define the Rockets.
But he doesn’t lead the NBA in usage this season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has taken the top spot.
The three defenders behind him might not have appeared to do much, but they prevented Antetokounmpo from using a hesitation move or as easily cutting toward the middle of the floor. That gave the two defenders in front of the star a better chance.
Yet, Antetokounmpo still made all the Suns look helpless.