Harden is slightly inferior to Westbrook in most areas, tbh. Harden is about as good as Westbrook in terms of scoring and passing, but he's still producing less in a faster-paced and better designed system than Westbrook while playing more minutes than Westbrook. Kawhi is probably the best two-way player in the game, but he's not the dynamo that is Russell Westbrook. He's not as relentless as Westbrook, and Westbrook is a better scorer, rebounder, and much better distributor than Kawhi. Kawhi is definitely a better defender, though. Ultimately, Westbrook has been the most productive player in the league over the past 3 years in terms of points/rebounds/assists. This year he's really showing how much he can produce, and he's arguably having the most productive (not necessarily most efficient or statistically impressive) season ever.
Give me that guy over anyone sans Lebron, as of right now. Things may change in the playoffs.
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Well i can't really argue with the points you are making but how about how much each of these players mean to their respective teams. I mean you're right that Westbrook is having a godly season but honestly this year MVP list is unbelievable this year because all the candidates to me are miracle workers for their respective teams. Everyone one of their teams could be absolute shit without them. Kawhi is leading the Spurs to the second seed and very damn well good enough to be first. Harden is everything you said but i really do respect Hardens better efficiency and i can't actually believe Harden can carry this team like this, i mean he really leveled up his game the most. Just my opinion though