SG Rank – #1
Position – SG | 6′ 5″, 225 lbs | Houston Rockets
Born – Aug 26, 1989 in Bellflower, CA
Drafted – 2009: 1st Rnd, 3rd by OKC
College – Arizona State
Experience – 6 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – Harden ended his tremendous 2014-2015 regular season campaign as the consensus No.2 MVP candidate. He had a magical season for the Rockets last year in which he carried them to the 2nd seed in the West, and all the way to the conference finals. Harden carried the Rockets the whole season. They had injuries to tons of important players such as: Patrick Beverley, Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard and others — Harden really worked alone.
Harden averaged a career best 27.4 ppg, 7 apg and 5.7 rpg. He shot very well from all over the floor, and got to not only the basket tons, but also the free throw line. Harden averaged an insane 10.2 FTA’s a game, and overall, is the best shooting guard in the league by a large margin. Harden is still only 25 years young, and the sky’s the limit for him.
Sauping R. Arguello – If anyone will be coming into the season with a chip on their shoulder, it will be Harden. After not being voted MVP and having a few horrible games vs the Warriors in the playoffs, Harden has a lot to prove. Is he deserving of the title “best player alive?”
Jr. Williams – An MVP front runner and franchise player for the Houston Rockets, James Harden virtually carried a team plagued with injuries into the 2014-15 Western Conference finals- not bad for a player who was the third option on the OKC Thunder a couple of years ago. The elusive left handed shooter is a scoring machine and a nightmare for defenders due to his craftiness to penetrate to the basket and initiate contact. Harden was know as a mediocre defender but improved drastically last season after averaging career highs in spg 1.9, rpg 5.7, apg 7, and ppg 27.4 . I expect Harden to continue his success this season and continue to rank high in the MVP race.