James Harden's current form is MVP-worthy, there's no doubt about it. For all the talk of Russell Westbrook's one-man domination for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Houston Rockets guard has been posting impressive numbers since the opening game.
Officially moving to point guard, and working under head coach Mike D'Antoni, Harden has been dishing out assists like they're going out of fashion.
The Rockets are 3-2 and everything good has come through The Beard. He is leading the league in dimes with a stunning 12.4 a night while also sitting fourth in scoring. His 31.8 is only behind Damian Lillard (32.6) , DeMar DeRozan (36.3) and Russell Westbrook (37.8).
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Last night, during Houston's win over the New York Knicks, Harden posted 30 points and 15 assists, before that, he dropped 41 points on the Cleveland Cavaliers and handed out 15 dimes.
Pretty special. And the stats have backed that up. The perennial All-Star is the first player to post 30-15 in successive games since a certain Magic Johnson back in 1986-87.
Often considered the best point guard to ever play the game, it shows the level Harden has been performing at since he officially moved to the one spot. Houston will certainly agree, but Harden has been one of the top three players this season.