How James Harden Proved This Writer Wrong

Houston Rockets' James Harden reacts after making a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Philadelphia. Houston won 104-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

My point back in 2015 about the then shooting-guard being an MVP candidate was that I believed he needed to give more value to a team than being just another great scorer. This year, Harden has clearly proved me wrong, and I’m loving it.

Two moves made all the difference for Harden. One was getting his ideal coach in Mike D’Antoni, and the other was moving from shooting guard to point guard. The move to PG was exactly what the Rockets needed as well. Harden has emerged as a premier play-maker in the NBA. He leads the league in assists and has carried the Rockets to the third-seed in a stacked western conference.


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