Houston Rockets GM May Have Hit Russell Westbrook's MVP Run With His Tweet, Focuses On James Harden's Version of "Random Combo Numbers"
on Mar 20, 2017 11:38 AM EDT
Less than a month before the playoffs, the MVP race is starting to heat up. The Houston Rockets' General Manager, however, without bias or not, thinks that his player should be the recipiant of the annual award.
Daryl Morey tweeted a cryptic and an eyebrow-raising tweet concerning the MVP selection, with his player James Harden being thrown into the conversation of the possible winners. While Russell Westbrook racking up numbers of three people, Morey had some other set of numbers that he'd like to discuss.
On his tweet over the weekend, he might have Westbrook's description but those numbers isn't the one hat the Rockets' GM wants everybody to look.
If we might make someone MVP because they have hit a random combo of numbers then why not this random combo? https://t.co/HnAEvNHTfo
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) March 18, 2017
Retweeting StatMuse's Justin Tubatco's tweet, Morey bared that it is not just Westbrook who is taking the team by storm. So is Harden, the former 6th man of the year awardee back in his stint with Oklahoma City Thunder.
The @HoustonRockets James Harden is the second player in NBA history w/ 2000+ pts, 500+ reb, & 750+ ast in a season: https://t.co/Yj97p8ySLI — Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) March 18, 2017
StatMuse discussed that Harden appears to be just the second player in the league with at least 2, 000 points, 500 boards and 750 assists in a single season. The only other player that achieved that feat? Oscar Robertson.
Neither Westbrook or anybody from his team answered responded the GM's tweet, who may be describing the former UCLA scoring guard's "random combo of numbers". With 13 games left, Brodie has been logging in 31.7 points, 10.5 boards. 10.3 assists the regular season according to the ESPN stats.
Harden, not wanting to be left behind, is averaging 29.2 points, 8,1 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game for the 48-22 Rockets. He may have been miles behind Russ' triple-double tally, his 6th triple-double while scoring 50 points just broke Big O's record of 5 in a season according to Sports Center.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 18, 2017
The numbers game between the two had just become a tooth-and-nail affair, breaking records on their own but those numbers is useless if you can't lead the team to the promise land. And oh, if the playoffs will start today, the standings and destiny just worked hand-in-hand, letting these two face each other on the first round of the playoffs, with the OKC Thunder occupying the 6th spot with 40-29 record while Houston is just behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.
Steph had his thoughts about who should be MVP, saying that it whould be awarded to who's winning more games -- and we love to think that the statement just earned Morey's nod.
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