Originally Posted by Fudge
So many candidates and we're nearing halfway to the season. Some names to throw out there:
All of these guys have a good case, but I think going from sixth man to being in the MVP race really has to give Harden the edge. He has handled the jump from 3rd option to carrying a team as "the man" with ease and the Rockets are doing much better than anyone realistically thought they were going to do. Lets face it, the Rockets 2nd best player is a jack of all trades 2nd round pick who is probably overachieving a little because of all the attention Harden is drawing from defenses.