HOUSTON –The NBA announced that Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been named All-NBA First Team on Thursday. He was the only player selected to the First Team on all 100 ballots submitted by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Harden has made All-NBA in four of his five seasons with the Rockets (Third Team in 2012-13; First Team in 2013-14 and 2014-15). He joins Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Yao Ming as the only players in franchise history with at least four All-NBA selections.
Harden set career-highs in scoring (29.1 ppg, 2nd in NBA), rebounding (8.1 rpg), and assists (11.2 apg, 1st in NBA) in 2017, the third straight year he’s done that. He joined Oscar Robertson (3 times) as the only players to have averaged at least 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in a single season.
Harden finished third in the NBA in 3-pointers made this season (262), and first in free throws made (746) and attempted (881). Since joining the Rockets in 2012-13, he has made 496 more free throws than any player has attempted. Harden has also scored 890 more points than any other player over that span.