12. James Harden
Since entering the league in 2009, Harden has established himself as one of the best offensive players in the NBA. Harden is a 6x All-Star, a scoring champ, and almost certainly the MVP of the 2017-2018 season. Harden was a crucial member of the 2011-2012 Thunder team that went to the Finals but lost to Miami’s “Big Three” in five games.
Just how good is James Harden? During his six seasons with the Rockets, Harden’s worst statistical season was 2013-2014 when he finished the year with averages of 26.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.8 assisters per game. With Harden in the driver’s seat, Houston will be a legitimate title contender every season.