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First trimester MVP?
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:40:01 PM »

Offline celticsclay

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I have Harden running away with this award at the moment. Houston has best record in league. They somehow have quietly won 10 in a row. They have played the majority of the season without Chris Paul and now have transitioned in him and not skipped a bit. Given the growing pains of OKC, sliding Paul in so seamlessly is very very impressive. If Harden keeps this up there is no way he won't win (and he was robbed last year probably in retrospect)

Other contenders that are quite distant imo
Giannis
Lebron
Kyrie
Durant...

Re: First trimester MVP?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 02:52:05 PM »

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My voting would be

Harden
James
Aldridge
Giannis
Irving

And I agree that Harden has a pretty big lead on everyone else.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 03:18:43 PM »

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Harden
Lebron


Durant
Curry

Kyrie
Aldridge
DeRozan
Giannis

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 03:23:36 PM »

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Harden
Lebron


Durant
Curry

Kyrie
Aldridge
DeRozan
Giannis

I agree with your list, but I don't think Curry or KD should even be considered for this particular award given the strength of the team.

You could take either off of the team, and it is still an incredible unit.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 03:26:58 PM »

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Harden
Lebron


Durant
Curry

Kyrie
Aldridge
DeRozan
Giannis

I agree with your list, but I don't think Curry or KD should even be considered for this particular award given the strength of the team.

You could take either off of the team, and it is still an incredible unit.

Crazy how good Harden has become since he left OKC. I can't read Giannis' name without thinking about Kelly Olynyk.

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 04:05:47 PM »

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Harden
Lebron


Durant
Curry

Kyrie
Aldridge
DeRozan
Giannis

I agree with your list, but I don't think Curry or KD should even be considered for this particular award given the strength of the team.

You could take either off of the team, and it is still an incredible unit.
Agree, KD and Durant are both in that next tier with Aldridge and Derozan. Lebron and Harden are so far ahead of everyone else its almost not worth mentioning the rest.
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Harden.  There's nobody else that's really close at this point.

Best player on the best team, best counting stats, most deserving.
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Lebron
Giannis

Aldridge
Irving
Boogie
Durant
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »

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Harden.  There's nobody else that's really close at this point.

Best player on the best team, best counting stats, most deserving.
Lebron is close. Harden is in the driver seat, but James has been absolutely incredible in his own right.

Jame: 28/9/8 on 63% efg for a 19-8 team

vs.

Harden: 32/10/5 on .57 efg for a 21-4 team.

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 04:42:24 PM »

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Harden.  There's nobody else that's really close at this point.

Best player on the best team, best counting stats, most deserving.
Lebron is close. Harden is in the driver seat, but James has been absolutely incredible in his own right.

Jame: 28/9/8 on 63% efg for a 19-8 team

vs.

Harden: 32/10/5 on .57 efg for a 21-4 team.
This. I'd go Harden as well but James is having one of his best statistical seasons ever and he's got the Cavs on the right track while still missing an all star.

Then I've got Durant and Curry somewhere in there. They're both just so darn good. I can't penalize them that much for playing with one another.
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Harden.  There's nobody else that's really close at this point.

Best player on the best team, best counting stats, most deserving.
Lebron is close. Harden is in the driver seat, but James has been absolutely incredible in his own right.

Jame: 28/9/8 on 63% efg for a 19-8 team

vs.

Harden: 32/10/5 on .57 efg for a 21-4 team.

Im wondering if Lue will actually be smart enough to lower Lebron's minutes substantially in the second half of the season. He is currently over 37 minutes a game. You would think Thomas taking some shot and Lebron's minutes going down might create even further distance between Harden and everyone else. Then again, I kind of thought Harden's numbers would have gone down with Paul coming on to the team...

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 05:19:07 PM »

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Harden comfortably. Then LeBron. Followed by Durant, Kyrie, Giannis, LaMarcus, DeMarcus and Curry in no particular order.

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Idiot.

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This is bball ref's MVP tracker



https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/mvp.html?sr&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool#players

Capela being on that list is a further argument for Harden.

Someone posted it on reddit , saying that Capella entered the top-10 today; I take  it that outside the top-4 the differences are small enough for the rankings to change often and matter less. But yes, I agree that Harden has helped Capella get better.

I'm with Pho on this one, unless there is some dramatic change in the rest of the season Harden is winning MVP. The second person in the race is Lebron with a safe distance from the rest, but even he is significantly lagging behind Harden.