For fantasy sports players, James Harden is the NBA MVP
BOSTON — Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season.
That’s just in the real world, though.
In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA Most Valuable Player honors from DraftKings. Harden averaged 64.53 fantasy points per game, about 5 more than Russell Westbrook and 7 more than Antetokuonmpo.
Nikola Jokic and Paul George rounded out the first team that the fantasy sports site announced on Monday.
Harden also had the best performance of the season, when he totaled 99.75 fantasy points against the New York Knicks on Jan. 23, a game in which he had season highs of 61 points and 15 rebounds, along with four assists and five steals.