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Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?

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Post#1 Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:57 pm by colts18

The Rockets are on pace to win 50 games and Harden is averaging 27-5-5, .600 TS% and playing great ball with a weak cast that was gutted by Morey during the offseason. Is he is in the same tier as Durant, LeBron if the Rockets win 55 games?
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Post#2 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by BBall Loyalty

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Post#3 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by Wade2k6

I guess you can say he's a legitimate candidate because he's been ridiculous this year but he has no chance of winning it over Durant or LeBron. Both of them have better numbers and will have better records.
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Post#4 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by Left Side Drive

Yes, he opens up the floor for his teammates and has turned the Rockets into legitimate playoff contenders. Also is a top 5 scorer in the league.
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Post#5 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by Massamba

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Post#6 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by MrBigShot

Definitely a candidate. Especially given their improvement and winning as the season has gone on. I'm not so sure that I'd put him above Melo, or LeBron though, and you could put CP3 up there as well.

Edit: Forgot Durant
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Post#7 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by xxSnEaKyPxx

I wouldn't say the Rockets have a weak cast..

I think he has been great, but I wouldn't say he is having an MVP season either. Hard to overcome LeBron and Durant.
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Post#8 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:59 pm by Krodis

Durant and LeBron are having absurd seasons (although for LeBron that's pretty par for the course), so there's really stiff competition.
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Post#9 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:00 am by DusterBuster

He should be in the discussion, but he can't be considered a serious contender. Durant and LeBron are just having too good of seasons. Harden def deserves a honorable mention though.
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Post#10 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:00 am by niQ

With the way he's been playing, Yes.
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Post#11 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:01 am by Infinite Llamas

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Post#12 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:01 am by HTown_TMac

Wade2k6 wrote:I guess you can say he's a legitimate candidate because he's been ridiculous this year but he has no chance of winning it over Durant or LeBron. Both of them have better numbers and will have better records.


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Post#13 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:02 am by Guy986

DGrangeRx33 wrote:I wouldn't say the Rockets have a weak cast..

I think he has been great, but I wouldn't say he is having an MVP season either. Hard to overcome LeBron and Durant.


Rockets have the #1 highest scoring team in the league and Chandler Parsons is 2nd on the team in scoring @14ppg.

Rockets really still need a number 2 option.
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Post#14 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:03 am by Guy986

Also agreed that unless the Rockets end up top 3 in the West, harden has no chance @ MVP over Lebron or Durant.
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Post#15 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:05 am by ClayDavis

as far as winning it he has no shot in hell. its durants to lose, the cp3 narrative died down fast.
i still think its alot for them to win 50 games and they havent even faced any injuries.
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Post#16 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:06 am by gordito

Anyone think he'll make the 1st team over Kobe?
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Post#17 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:06 am by BaunceyChillups

Rockets win like 17 games without Harden this year
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Post#18 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:10 am by Dupp

Not top 3 no.
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Post#19 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:11 am by mj234eva

BaunceyChillups wrote:Rockets win like 17 games without Harden this year


False.
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Post#20 Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:13 am by black bart

he isn't playing with a weak cast. I'm pretty sure parsons, lin, and asik are top 15 in the league at their position.
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