James Harden is never included in the debate about basketball's best point guard. His consensus nominal position is off-guard, after all, and the Houston Rockets MVP candidate boasts the numbers to prove it – he leads the league in scoring at 27.4 points per game. But that nomenclature and scoring production belies crucial context. Harden is his team's primary ballhandler and top playmaker, and is as natural a passer as close to any player in basketball. Even if his hoops id was more aligned with a traditional shooting guard's, though, The Beard says his team's roster necessitates embracing his floor general side.