The major argument that has went on all throughout this year, comes to be, “Who Is MVP”? The two major names that have been front runners throughout the year are Harden and Westbrook. Fans have been arguing from January to April. And with Westbrook eliminated from the playoffs we still do not have a definite answer. The MVP will not be picked until June 26th.
But whose really having a better season. Is it Harden or Westbrook. For the series, Harden averaged 33.2 points, 7.0 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. Oh, and his team is moving on in their pursuit of a championship. NumberFire.com did an article on Harden’s impact. This has been the major argument for Harden over Westbrook. Many believe that Harden is more important to his team.
Harden’s offensive wizardry makes the game so much easier for the guys around him. He’s averaging 52.8 passes per game — compared to Westbrook’s 64.4 — creating 16.8 points per game for his teammates.
But the major argument for Westbrook is the fact that he’s averaging a triple double. Something that hasn’t done since, Oscar Robertson. Through playoffs Russell averaged Westbrook’s 37.4 points, 10.8 assists and 11.6 rebounds per game is amazing.
The Daily Nebraskan said that Westbrook is the clear choice for MVP. The argument against Westbrook is that while he has led Oklahoma City back to the playoffs in his first season without Kevin Durant, the overall performance of his team isn’t nearly as good as what most of the previous MVPs have led their teams to.
I personally believe that we should have CO-MVP’s for the first time in history. If there was ever a time that this was necessary it is now.