In a complete turnaround after last year’s snub, James Harden was unanimously selected as one of the guards for the All-NBA 1st team.
It was assumed all season long that James Harden would make a return to the All-NBA teams, and now it’s official. Not only did the Beard get voted to the All-NBA 1st team, but he did so unanimously. No other player had such an honor for the 2016-2017 season.
2017 All-NBA vote totals ⬇️
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) May 18, 2017
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James Harden was infamously snubbed last year from the All-NBA rosters despite averaging 29 points per game along with 7.5 assists and 6.1 rebounds. In his return year, he put up an astounding per contest average of 29 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds.
After not being named one of the top 15 players in the league last season, Harden will likely be the runner-up to the MVP award this year. That should put him squarely at the top of the Most Improved Player list. It won’t, but it should. If he were rightfully snubbed last season it’d be a different story, but I digress.
Hopefully this honor will help take the public’s mind off of the terrible second round exit that Harden led his Houston Rockets to last week. His 2016-2017 season was spectacular despite the unfortunate end, and this unanimous All-NBA selection validates that.
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