The Beard is continuing to rack up awards for the Houston Rockets. He received yet another Player of the Week for his insane scoring outburst. What does he have in store for the rest of this year as it winds down?
The Houston Rockets sure are lucky to have James Harden. He just had an absolutely insane week to add to his absolutely insane season and it earned him yet another Player of the Week award.
This is the Beard’s fourth time getting the award this season. He has also gotten two of the four possible Player of the Month awards this season and could find himself with yet another at the end of March.
From the Atlanta game to the New Orleans game, Harden averaged an incredible 44.3 points and 5.8 assists per game on 50% shooting (52.8% from deep). He’s also had a monster month, putting up 35.3 points and 6.8 assists a night. Somehow, those are both under his season average!
Harden for MVP?
James Harden is certainly putting together quite the case to repeat as the Most Valuable Player in the league this year. His main competition, Giannis Antetokounmpo, though, is pretty ridiculous as well and has the better team by record.
Harden is just putting up numbers that haven’t been seen since Michael Jordan. He has the highest points per 100 possessions of all time, yes, of all time. He is proving to be one of the best scorers the game has ever seen and he is carrying the Rockets at times to victory.
When Houston was at just 11-14, Harden decided enough was enough and went on a historic run that brought them back into contention. If that’s not deserving of the MVP award, then who cares? We are witnessing history each night whether the league wants to acknowledge it or not.
Be sure to watch every game left in this historic season by Harden, because it will be talked about for ages. I guarantee it.