Mike D'Antoni will make James Harden the Houston Rockets' full-time point guard.
"With James you make a joke he's a 'points guard' because he's going to score some points," D'Antoni said.
Under the new up-tempo offense, D'Antoni has decided to put the ball in Harden's hands more than last season, like a traditional point guard.
Harden set career highs in usage rate (32.5 percent) and points-per-game average (29) last season.
"He's more or less responsible giving rhythm to the team, that's what a point guard does," D'Antoni said. "He's going to be on the ball and he's going to be distributing the ball and it will take some adjusting. He's got a lot more responsibilities as a point guard. A playcaller, a good basketball mind, he's already telling guys we can do this we can do that."
Harden said he expects shooting guards to continue to guard him.
"Just a lot of trust. My teammates trust in me to make the right decision whether its scoring or whether its making a play," Harden said. "We have a lot of guys who are more than capable to create and knock down shots and that's what is going to open our floor. A lot more guys are going to get open shots left and right."
When asked if he is a point guard now, Harden joked, "No, I'm a basketball player."