NBA scout says James Harden should have easily won MVP last year

James Harden thinks he was the MVP last year. He's not alone.
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Houston Rockets star James Harden hasn't been bashful about last year's MVP race, as he's gone on record saying that he “knows” he should have won the award. 

He's not the only one that feels that way. 

In a recent feature at Sports Illustrated, an anonymous NBA scout backed up Harden and made this bold claim: 

The scout did have some interesting analysis on Harden and how he plays with fellow star Dwight Howard, however:

“[Harden] was the MVP. It shouldn’t have even been close. When Dwight was out, he carried them. You knew who he was, you knew what he could do, and he still did it. He gets called selfish, but he averaged seven assists…”

“There were times last year that you saw James Harden and Dwight Howard play well together. But it was in spurts. I don’t see a ton of synergy there—they’re [not] Stockton and Malone. I don’t think Dwight is ever going to be a 20-point-per-game guy again. It’s not like he has developed any new skills…”

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