At the end of 2017, Harden led the league in scoring in 2017 with 32.1 points per game. MVP runner-up at the end of last year’s 2016-2017 season for the second time in his career and a front-runner for the award in 2018. He has had multiple 50-point games this season and is one of the best all-round players in the league combining scoring, playmaking, 3-point shooting and leadership. Addition of Chris Paul opens up avenues for Harden. Averaged 29.1 points last season.