How Valuable is James Harden?According to WinShares, James Harden was the best player in the NBA during the 2014-15 regular season--and LeBron James barely cracked the top ten and Rudy Gobert checked in at 15th, meaning he supposedly deserves to make the All-NBA Third Team. If you buy what "advanced basketball statistics" sell about Harden, then you also must buy what those numbers say about James and Gobert.
I don't buy any of it. James Harden is a very good player but he is in the mold of Carmelo Anthony, Gilbert Arenas or Stephon Marbury, not LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.
In my newest article for The Roar, I look at the case for and against the idea that Harden is an elite player:
How Valuable is James Harden?
posted by David Friedman @ 11:13 PM