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Houston Rockets: 3 goals for James Harden in 2018-19 season

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a win against the Phoenix Suns
HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 30: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a win against the Phoenix Suns on March 30, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. James Harden finished with a team-high 28 points along with 10 assists and 8 rebounds for the Rockets. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

James Harden just seems to get better and better with each passing season with the Houston Rockets. Here are three goals for Harden in the 2018-19 season.

After finishing as MVP runner-up in the 2016-17 season, it seemed like James Harden had reached his peak, but he came back even better the following year.

Last season, Harden averaged 30.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. He led the league in points per game, 3-pointers made (265), win shares (15.4) and box plus/minus (10.9). He carved up defenders on isolation plays, sent Wesley Johnson to the floor with the crossover of the year and finally won the MVP Award.

Harden’s stellar play translated into team success as well. The Rockets won a franchise record 65 games, which included a stretch between January 28 and March 30 when the team went 28-1. Houston secured home court advantage in the playoffs in a loaded western conference and they finished one game short of the NBA Finals.

Harden may very well be in for another MVP season next year, but the west is now even deeper since LeBron James decided to switch coasts. With that being said, here are three goals for James Harden in the 2018-19 season.

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