Published On: Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

James Harden’s Injury Opens up the MVP Race! [Opinion]

James Harden in a game against the Washington Wizards

All-star guard James Harden will be sidelined at least two weeks with a right hamstring strain according to ESPN.com http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21936683/james-harden-houston-rockets-least-2-weeks-hamstring-strain. Before this injury Harden was the front-runner to win his first MVP award. This season in 35 games, Harden has been averaging astronomical numbers of 32.3 points, five rebounds and 9.1 assists per game on 45 percent shooting from the field. Most people around the league had Harden as the MVP of the season so far. Now, with a grade two hamstring string his MVP status is in jeopardy. Also, the Rockets record can dive. Houston had lost five of six anyway. Luckily for Houston, Chris Paul is back and he will have to pick up the slack. Then again if Houston wins without Harden, it can hurt Harden’s MVP candidacy.

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James Harden’s Injury Opens up the MVP Race! [Opinion]