Houston Rockets star James Harden named NBA's MVP

Posted June 26, 2018

The Beard is the NBA's best. Houston's superstar guard was officially named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2017-18 season.

Russell Westbrook was named MVP ahead of the Houston star past year and Harden, 28, was taking nothing for granted despite being expected to land the award for the first time.

Harden becomes the third ever Rocket to claim the award following Moses Malone (1979 and 1982) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994).

Proving that he's an elite scorer, the 28-year-old also topped the list of most numbers of three-pointers made (265) and 50-point games (four).

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Many other awards are hotly contested, including the Rookie of the Year, which likely will come down to a close vote between Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.

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Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is the NBA's Most Improved Player after a stellar first season in IN that ended in a playoff showdown with James and the Cavaliers.

James Harden is the frontrunner for the MVP award. In the playoffs, Oladipo averaged 22.7 points, 8.3 boards, 6.0 assists and 2.4 steals, but it wasn't enough to send the Pacers onto the conference semifinals, as they lost to the Cavaliers in seven games. However, only the regular season is counted for these awards.

Casey won over Quin Snyder of Utah and Brad Stevens of Boston. He was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy. Under Morey's direction, the Rockets acquired All-Star guard Chris Paul from the Clippers to team up with Harden and rising big man Capela.

The Rockets had another victor in Daryl Morey, who was honored as Executive of the Year.

Those questions will be answered, at least through the 2018 NBA Awards that takes place Monday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.