David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. This is the first time since Tracy McGrady in 2007 that a Rockets player has won multiple Player of the Week awards in a season.
The Rockets went 4-0 during this time and were lead By Harden. In the four games he averaged 29.3 points and 5.5 assists. He never scored fewer than 28 points in those four games.
ESPN NBA Insider Chris Palmer has declared the MVP award to be a six-man race with Harden as the 6th best player in the league right now. That is high praise for a guy who came off the bench and was the third option his entire career until this season.
I don’t see Harden slowing down anytime soon and I wouldn’t be surprised if he won a few more of these awards this season. He’s not just the best player on the Rockets, he’s one of the best players in the entire league. It’s a great feeling knowing the Rockets got a player of his caliber for six more seasons.