Starting the season with the Rockets this year was a lot different than it was last year for James Harden.

He was the new guy last year but on Saturday Harden walked in the first day of camp as the team’s seasoned leader.

“I know what to expect now” he said. “I have a year under my belt. I am trying to be more vocal trying to make my presence known out there on the court whether it is leading by example or by being vocal.”

Harden who led the team last year with 25.9 points per game went from being the league’s best sixth man the year before (in Oklahoma City) to being an All-Star and one of the league’s best guards in one season.