James Harden is making his case for 2014-15 MVP.
Harden was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for January today, marking the second straight month he has earned the award. It’s the first time in franchise history that a Rocket has won the award in consecutive months. He joins Yao Ming, Hakeem Olajuwon and Moses Malone as the only Rockets players to win Western Conference Player of the Month Honors multiple times.
It’s no surprise. Harden averaged 25.8 points (47.6% FG, 42.6% from three and 87.4% at the line) to go with 6.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per night in January.
Over the last two months where Harden won the awards (31 games), Harden is averaging 28.0 points on a blistering 47.7% from the field and 40.7% from three, 6.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals.