Is Harden a legit MVP candidate?

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Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#1 » by colts18 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:57 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#2 » by BBall Loyalty » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#3 » by Wade2k6 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#4 » by Left Side Drive » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#5 » by Massamba » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

Yes Sir
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Post#6 » by MrBigShot » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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.

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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#7 » by xxSnEaKyPxx » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#8 » by Krodis » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:59 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#9 » by DusterBuster » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:00 am

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 » by niQ » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:00 am

With the way he's been playing, Yes.
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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#11 » by Infinite Llamas » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:01 am

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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#12 » by HTown_TMac » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:01 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#13 » by Guy986 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:02 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#14 » by Guy986 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:03 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#15 » by ClayDavis » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:05 am

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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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#16 » by gordito » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:06 am

Anyone think he'll make the 1st team over Kobe?
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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#17 » by BaunceyChillups » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:06 am

Rockets win like 17 games without Harden this year
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Post#18 » by Dupp » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:10 am

Not top 3 no.
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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#19 » by mj234eva » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:11 am

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


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Re: Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? 

Post#20 » by black bart » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:13 am

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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