Harden says Houston has more than enough weapons to win an NBA title.
Rockets’ James Harden doesn’t sound like he’s in “Recruit LeBron James” mode: “We were a half away from the Finals. I don’t think there’s a piece we need to bring in or take away. We’re great with what we have.” pic.twitter.com/FuSTrE9tyr
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 26, 2018
Harden was named the League’s most valuable player Monday night, capping a remarkable 2017-18 campaign.
The Beard says winning a championship is “next.”
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 26, 2018
Per the Houston Chronicle:
“We bringing this to the crib,” Harden exclaimed. “Y”all know what’s next, right? Championship, you hear me? Swag!”
He is the first Sixth Man Award winner to become an MVP. He had gone from running mate in Oklahoma City to franchise star in Houston. He had taken the Rockets to 65 wins and “a half” from the Finals. When Harden explained how he had progressed so much, he seemed to be also citing what he planned next.
“Every single year I try to get better,” Harden said. “You figure different things out that didn’t work the year before and things that did work the year before and add more to your game every single summer. So being traded to having my own franchise, and you have to figure out how to be a leader as a whole. So it took time, year by year by year.
“Just these last two years it’s probably the most comfortable that I’ve been playing the game of basketball, and I’m sure you can tell that on the court. We came up short a little bit this year. In the summer we train and get ready for next year and try to win it.”