July 31, 2016, 2:29 pm
Speaking to reporters before a Team USA showcase, Kevin Durant said “nobody really appreciates what he does except the players in this league” when speaking about James Harden.
Durant followed that up by referencing the fact that Harden didn’t get voted onto the All-NBA teams even though he posted averages of 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. One of the best players in the NBA, Harden’s reputation took a beating this past season with his apparent lack of effort on defense and the Rockets struggling. The MVP runner-up just two seasons ago, it certainly was a little strange that he was left off the All-NBA teams. But even if the media doesn’t appreciate Harden, the fantasy community certainly does. Capable of carrying a fantasy team on his own, Harden shouldn’t make it past the third pick in any format next season.