Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis is a finalist for the MVP award and the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including past year when Russell Westbrook won.
On Wednesday, James was announced as one of three finalists for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player award, joining Houston's James Harden and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.
Lastly, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis led his side to sixth in the Western Conference and finished the regular season with 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game despite the absence of DeMarcus Cousins due to injury for the second half of the campaign.
Ubiosft now taking registrations for The Crew 2 closed beta
Players chosen to participate in the closed beta will be able to invite up to three friends to join them in-game. If you get in, you can pre-load the beta on Tuesday, May 29 after 8AM UTC / 9AM BST/ 10AM CEST / 4AM EDT.
While Mitchell did average more points in the regular season, Simmons averaged more rebounds, assists, steals and played more effective defense than his opponent over the first 91 games of his National Basketball Association career and looks like a potential superstar.
The finalists in all categories were determined by voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Embiid finished third in the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game, fifth in blocks per game and ninth in defensive real plus minus.
LeBron James believes he should win the NBA MVP award this season.
'Whitney' Trailer: Whitney Houston Documentary Aims To Hit All The Notes
The emotional trailer features appearances by Houston's mother, Cissy Houston , her brother, Michael Houston , Bobby Brown , as well as legendary music executives Clive Davis , Babyface, and L.A.
The 76ers' talented duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are finalists for National Basketball Association awards.
The NBA released the list of nominees for its year-end awards, which will be given out on Monday, June 25 in the second annual televised awards show on TNT.
Meghan Markle's half-sister rushed to hospital after vehicle crash
Samantha Grant argued she's an American and if she wants to talk about herself and her father, Thomas Markle , she's allowed. Her foot was twisted backwards and he rushed to the hospital where she is reportedly being treated by doctors.