I see three legitimate candidates for midseason NBA MVP: Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis. I’d rank them in that order, and see a pretty big drop after them.
But to each his own. Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has a different view, and he’s taking James harden.
If Chandler Parsons had a midseason MVP vote, it would go to former teammate James Harden.
“For sure. He’s the best player in basketball right now,” Parsons said before his Dallas Mavericks fell 99-94 to Harden’s Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. “The things he’s doing are incredible. The scouting report is focused in on stopping him and you see he’s still getting 30 a game. It’s impressive.”
This is probably just Parsons supporting a friend more than anything.
But I’d like to think of it as Parsons trying to undermine his former team after a somewhat messy departure. If the Warriors stay focused on the Rockets getting – and giving themselves – credit, maybe that gives Dallas an opening to pull an upset if they’re matched in the playoffs.