Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/29/12
James Harden- Houston Rockets - Well the Harden trade for Houston could not have gone better, as he is fifth in the league in scoring and he is now the star they have wanted since Yao retired. He is also averaging over four assists and rebounds per game, while leading his team to wins. Nobody thought that this team had a chance to make the playoffs, but at around .500 they have a shot and that is mainly because of Harden. The Beard should without a doubt make his first All-Star Game this year and will play in front of his new home crowd in Houston. Joakim Noah- Chicago Bulls Without Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut in the East, the title of the conference’s top center is up for grabs. After a fantastic season from Roy Hibbert last year, most expected him to take up the mantle, but he is struggling massively this year and it looks like Noah may be the top center in the East. Scoring at a career high level, while adding 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, excellent passing and his usual fantastic en...
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