FabFourLakers wrote:Slim, you're one of the most respected posters here and I value your opinion more than others because you really know what you're talking about. I may have exaggerated the numbers a bit...but I really think he'll be in the 24-26 ppg range, maybe the rebounds and assists wont be 7 and 6....i'm thinking he'll end up at the 25-5-5 group though, and if the Rockets are even near the playoffs, he needs to be considered for MVP, because that roster has no business making the playoffs in a much tougher Western conference and they were lottery bound before they acquired Harden.
Hey...if he's 24-26 ppg, I'd love to see it. I really would. The kid can ball. 25-5-5? I say next year for him. That statline is the standard of the well-rounded swingman of the NBA. Jordan, Wade, Kobe, Bron, McGrady, Pierce...they have all hit those numbers for a full 82. With Harden coming off the bench, we haven't seen him a full-throttle for 82 games. I wonder if he has it in him. Concerning young players in the league, the biggest questions in the NBA moving forward are, how good is Anthony Davis. And now, is James Harden worth the max? Luckily for us, we'll get to see the whole thing unfold before our very eyes.