DCasey91 wrote:Openheimer wrote:[list=] me[/list]Ballerhogger wrote:With how everything went down in houston and joining a 2 star team early on in the season i dont see voters voting for him
That team was 6-6 record wise. Since the trade and harden taking over the offense, every offensive statistical category has improved including team and players efficiency has sky rocketed thanks to harden playmaking and taking over the offense. What he has done is insane. If he keeps this up for the rest of the year he will be not only in tje mix he would be one of the front runners
Yeah it’s very weird to me how Harden just gets dismissed right off the bat. I get the narrative perspective (was super early in the year) Durant/Irving has already missed a chunk of games. Dinwiddie missing too.
He’s arguably the best offensive weapon in the game right now. Watch him take off the next 20 or so games. We are talking about a guy who has finished top 3 (won 1 could’ve easily been more) 5 times in like what 6 years? East will be a cakewalk for him if history is anything to go by. Absurd offensive talent.
32/11/8 type statline from here on out wouldn’t surprise me, but it’s very surprising how it’s like a normal thing without media attention lol. It’s very dismissive imo
Watch him drop a 40 point triple double or something ridiculous soon. People will be like yeah well it’s Harden, stacked team yadadada. Have you seen the roster outside of the big three that hasn’t even played together much? Ain’t exactly world beaters.
Other player does that praises are sung. For Harden it’s like it’s expected to do that on the regular, weird.
The beginning of the season counts also, when Harden went to strip clubs during training camp, violated COVID protocols, showed up out of shape, and dogged games in Houston.