Harden is the _ best player in the NBA today

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Harden is the _ best player

  1. 1st

    24 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. 2nd

    18 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. 3rd

    55 vote(s)
    29.6%
  4. 4th

    41 vote(s)
    22.0%
  5. 5th

    27 vote(s)
    14.5%
  6. 6th

    9 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. 7th

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  8. 8th

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 9th

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  10. 10th or Worse

    10 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Member

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    Simple question. I believe James Harden is a great player nearing his very peak. But I'd still rank him "only" 5th entering 2018 because of his playoff shortcomings. How does Clutchfans feel about The Beard as he enters an incredibly important season in his career? Also, where's CP3 on that list?

    LeBron
    Curry
    Durant

    Kawhi
    Harden
    Westbrook

    Davis
    CP3
    Giannis
    Towns
     
  2. ISOBall

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    Bron
    KD
    Curry
    Kawhi
    Harden
     
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  3. Mattician

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    Third or fourth

    Lebron
    Durant
    Harden/Leonard

    Never have thought Curry was a better overall player than Harden.
     
  4. Mathrocker

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    Bron
    Harden
    Durant
    Curry
    Kawhi


    Westbrook and cp3 are top 10 but not top 5 IMO.

    Come @ me
     
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  5. Reeko

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    I have Harden 5th behind Lebron, KD, Curry, and Kawhi
     
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  6. RCPM

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    I want to say best, but I just can't...2nd behind KD.
     
  7. larsv8

    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    Its really hard to place him.

    He is not the best, he is not out of the top 5.

    He can outplay any of the others on the list on any given night.

    He can also choke badly and be really ineffective.
     
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  8. RKREBORN

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    After game 6 v. San Antonio, he's gotta earn it to be top 10 IMO.
     
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  9. mfastx

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    Somewhere between 3 and 6.
     
  10. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    just curious for those who rank curry and/or durant above harden,

    after the 2016 playoffs when KD's OKC lost to Curry's GSW after blowing a 3 to 1 lead and when Curry's GSW lost to Lebron's Cavs

    how did you guys rank Curry and KD?
     
  11. Vivi

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    I think Lebron is still the best player in the league without question, but after him i'd say it's very subjective...personally i'd put a group of Durant, Harden and Leonard after Lebron, i'm not even sure who i would pick between them, or at least it would be very hard for me...after them, a tier below for me, it's Curry and Westbrook.
     
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  12. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    after single handidly carryying the rockets to 3rd best team in 82 games behind 2 multi-starred teams and ahead of a couple more multi-starred teams?

    then after beating the team with the MVP in the first round?

    then going to 6 games against a vastly superior opponent?
     
  13. icecreamman

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    lol at people putting steven in their top 10. he's not even top 50 player
     
  14. el gnomo

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    You have harden better than LeBron? In all seriousness?
     
  15. icecreamman

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    Lebron
    Harden
    Kawhi

    Giannis
    Westbrook
    Davis
    Durant

    Towns
    Embiid
    CP3
     
  16. RocketStan

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    6th. Probably 2nd best after Bron in the regular season, but his weaknesses are magnified in the playoffs.

    Bron
    KD
    Steph
    Kawhi
    Russ
    Harden
     
  17. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    if harden & lebron traded places last year,

    would cavs with harden, irving, and love had been 2nd seed or better in the east?

    would the rockets with just lebron be 3rd seed or better overall?
     
  18. vlaurelio

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    you mean a team with only 1 star's weakness are magnified in the playoffs?
     
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  19. el gnomo

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    Would you trade harden for LeBron straight up? Contract and salary aside. For one year.
     
  20. RocketStan

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    More likely, yes, but still need to see it to believe it. He needs a go to shot other than his step back. It's not as reliable as the other top 5's go to shot, in my opinion. And FT's are obviously not as reliable in the playoffs. He's still a top 3 play maker in the league though.
     
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