As the final month of the NBA season winds down, prognosticators around the league and every grouping of NBA fans around the country will participate in the debate: Who should win the 2016-17 NBA MVP award Russell Westbrook or James Harden?
The reigning two-time MVP has already given his opinion/prediction on the matter and his pick is Harden.
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Curry shared his view on the matter as you can hear in the clip from the Dan Patrick Show Monday, saying that Harden deserves the award because “you have to reward the better team.”
Curry makes a good point, and in all honesty being the best player on the league’s best team was one of the bigger if not the biggest reason that Curry won the award in 2014-15. Curry of course followed that up with an even better season, one of the more impressive in NBA history last season and more than earned the award for the second time.
It could also be possible that Curry would rather give the shine to Harden because his new superstar teammate may not have the best relationship with Westbrook and the Thunder at the moment, but it feels like this is just his honest opinion on the situation.
Do you take 28-11-7 and a 55-win team or 30-10-10 and a 45 win team as your winner for the MVP award? It is a pretty interesting debate, it’s hard to imagine Westbrook not getting it for averaging a triple-double and putting up 30 points per game, but Harden is more than worthy as well.