Is Harden a legit MVP candidate? Is Denver the best in the West?

Chris Haynes
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Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill to take stock of the league one week after the trade deadline.

With the post-buyout additions of Andre Drummond to the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as Blake Griffin & LaMarcus Aldridge to the Brooklyn Nets, does something need to change in how these past-prime stars get acquired after the trade deadline?

Some say all the additions made to the Brooklyn Nets roster this season turned them into the NBA's villains. Chris & Vince explore that idea as well as James Harden's MVP chances as he's quickly turned into the face of the franchise due to Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving's inconsistent playing status night-to-night.

Later in the show, the guys break down the new-look Denver Nuggets, who play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Are they the best in the Western Conference?

Finally, Chris & Vince close out the show discussing the recent back-and-forth between Washington Wizard guard Russell Westbrook & Stephen A. Smith over Westbrook's latest triple-double.

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden warms up on the bench pre-game. Is the superstar a legit contender in the MVP race in a wide-open year? (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden warms up on the bench pre-game. Is the superstar a legit contender in the MVP race in a wide-open year? (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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