Rockets star James Harden named to 2019-20 All-NBA First Team
For the fourth straight year and sixth out of seven overall, Houston Rockets star James Harden was voted to the All-NBA First Team. Having earned the honor in six different seasons, Harden has tied Hakeem Olajuwon with the most All-NBA First Team honors in franchise history.
For the 2019-20 season, Harden is joined on the First Team by Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks; LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers; and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. The awards were voted on by a a global panel of 100 media members.
In all, Harden received 89 votes for the All-NBA First Team; nine votes for the Second Team; and two for the Third Team, giving him 474 out of a possible 500 points. Only Antetokounmpo and James, who were unanimous First Team selections, had more votes.
Harden is also one of three finalists in the league’s 2019-20 MVP race alongside Antetokounmpo and James, with the winner expected to be named later this week. Harden has finished second, first, and second in MVP voting over the previous three seasons, respectively.
In the 2019-20 regular season, Harden averaged 34.3 points, 7.5 assists, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game, and he joined Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only players to lead the league in points and steals in the same season. He shot 44.4% from the field and 35.5% on 3-pointers.
With that scoring average, Harden became just the fourth player since the NBA ...
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