ESPN Dallas "If Chandler Parsons had a midseason MVP vote, it would go to former teammate James Harden. "For sure. He's the best player in basketball right now," Parsons said before his Dallas Mavericks fell 99-94 to Harden's Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. "The things he's doing are incredible. The..." January 29
CBSSports.com "We know who's starting in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, as the 10 players selected by a fan vote were announced on TNT on Thursday. As always, we can quibble with the names on that list, and that's what we're here to do. Here are some players who could be sitting at home, wondering what more they..." January 23
CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets have been the heroes and zeroes of free agency for years now. When Daryl Morey took over the Rockets and it was obvious the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady pairing wasn't destined for health and prosperity, the plan to start clearing cap space and acquiring assets to move in exchange..." October 07
James Harden said hopes to play in 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Dream Shake "At Houston Rockets media day, James Harden sat down for his interview and predictably the discourse shifted to his defense. After a World Cup in which Harden asserted himself in a larger role, Harden still came under fire for a perceived lack of effort on the defensive end. Here's what Harden had..." September 30
Washington Post "James Harden was going up for a layup. Paul George was going up to contest the shot. When they came down, George had broken his leg and Harden had to look on, petrified and perplexed by what transpired. “That was tough,” said Harden, who struggled to watch as George agonized near the basket..." August 27
CBSSports.com "In an interview with ESPN, Houston Rockets star James Harden said what many NBA players think about themselves. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren't, but in your mind, who is the best basketball player alive right now? Harden: Myself. Scoop:..." August 19
CSN Northwest "The back and forth exchanges between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and newly-minted Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parson has ended. Thanks to TEAM USA for bringing them together in Las Vegas for training camp, Parsons said he and Harden found time in between time to chat and patch..." July 31
CSN Houston "Despite adding Dwight Howard, who was announced Wednesday as the All-NBA second team center, the Rockets still bowed out of the NBA playoffs in the opening round. James Harden, named first team All-NBA for the first time in his career, said he thought the Rockets could be in good position for..." June 04
Houston Chronicle "With the start of the playoffs just days away, Rockets guard James Harden remained in Houston for treatment on his sore right ankle. He has been dealing with soreness in the ankle throughout much of the season and it is not considered a reason for concern, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he..." April 16
With James Harden (elbow) good to go and this week's roster changes, no Rockets player is out with an injury for first time this season.
Harden says he hyperextended right elbow. Says he couldn't really dribble with right hand. Says it's throbbing. Will get MRI tomorrow.
James Harden's hyper extended right elbow has improved greatly today. Might not do MRI, which only would show extent of damage, after all.
Yahoo! Sports "Injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will be replaced as a Western Conference All-Star starter by Houston Rockets guard James Harden, a source told Yahoo Sports. Bryant (988,884) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (1,047,281) earned the right to start in the NBA All-Star Game..." February 14
SB Nation "The Rockets won a wild game in Dallas on Wednesday night, 117-115, over the Mavericks, their second straight without James Harden in the lineup. The victory was big for Houston as it battles to stay within reach of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but some comments surfaced..." January 30
No official word on Harden yet, but since he's not shooting yet it doesn't look like he's going to play vs. Mavs tonight.
James Harden is out tonight with a bruised left thumb sustained Saturday night against the Grizzlies.
James Harden will give it a go, McHale said. Not sure where he is coming back from ankle sprain.
James Harden says his sprained ankle has improved but he'll be a game-time decision for the Spurs tomorrow night.
Pro Basketball Talk "The good news for Houston: Jeremy Lin will be back and in the starting lineup for the Rockets Monday against Dallas, which is good news with Patrick Beverly out for about six weeks with a fracture in his hands. The bad news: James Harden is sitting out Monday to rest the sprained ankle he tried..." December 23
James Harden and Jeremy Lin are both out tonight vs pistons.
Kevin McHale back and says James will go tonight
On top of Asik Sweepstakes, Rockets now faced with high ankle sprain for James Harden. Not an injury typically shaken off in a game or two
Omer Asik (thigh), Jeremy Lin (back), Chandler Parsons (back), Terrence Jones (flu) along with James Harden did not practice.
Harden says ankle "very, very, very painful." Not sure if he'll have to miss time. Has to see how it responds.
Houston Chronicle "James Harden’s 0 for 10 3-point shooting matched the worst shooting night from distance in his career and was the most 3-pointers missed by a Rockets player without making one. It was not entirely an aberration, however. Harden’s 29.2 percent shooting on 3-pointers would be the worst for a full..." December 06
Harden looks like he'll go, but we've said that before.
Harden: "It feels real good. I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment. It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot."
James is out tonight...JLin will start again
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets could be facing a shortage in the backcourt, depending on how James Harden and Aaron Brooks respond to injuries in the next few days. Harden missed a second consecutive game and is considered day-to-day. Brooks left Monday’s game with a bruised right thigh. Both would be questionable..." November 26
Kevin McHale told me James Harden will try, but he'd be more surprised if he played than if he didn't.
James Harden, I'm told, will likely miss Houston's next two games thanks to foot issue plaguing him ... with further evaluation after that
NBA.com "Anthony acknowledged frustration with the officiating Thursday night after Harden attempted 18 free throws in the Houston Rockets' 109-106 victory over the New York Knicks. Asked if it was tough that the Knicks sent Harden to the line often when they got close, Anthony replied, "We didn't put him..." November 15
Rockets all went through shootaround, but Parsons (back), Harden (foot) to be game-time decisions. Beverley, Garcia too, with cold symptoms.
James Harden is out tonight vs. Sixers.
Houston Chronicle "James Harden had a light practice on Tuesday after playing 47 minutes in Monday night’s double-overtime win against Toronto with a cold and two hurt feet. Harden has had an injured wrist and back this year to go along with his foot issues. He said he has some decisions to make about how to..." November 13
CSN Houston "James Harden isn’t going to fall down and take the fine the NBA assessed him for flopping. The Rockets guard told the media after practice on Tuesday that he is appealing what the NBA said was a flop during the Rockets game with Portland on Nov. 5. “The first one, I really did get hit in the..." November 13
CBSSports.com "James Harden is known as one of the league's most efficient players, but he's also one of the most efficient floppers, apparently. In just seven games, Harden has already been tagged with a second flopping violation, earning him a $5,000 fine, the league announced Monday. His second offense..." November 11
Add Francisco Garcia to list of Rockets battling flu symptoms. Harden, Lin, Howard, Smith, too. Garcia seemed to be especially struggling.
Got a thumbs up on Harden playing after his workout.
Just talked to James Harden. Says he will see how he is feeling later on. Is having some issues with both feet.
Houston Chronicle "It’s too early for James Harden to hear the MVP chants that became familiar at Toyota Center last season. But on Thursday night, he played like one. In a game that saw the Rockets struggle to get their offense going while at times doing little to slow down the Lakers, Harden was a bright..." November 08
CBSSports.com "James Harden has long been regarded a bit of a flopper, but now, he's officially one. Harden has been handed a flopping warning by the league after exaggerating contact against the Trail Blazers on Nov. 5. On the play, Harden was attempting a jumper as Wesley Matthews contested it. Harden..." November 07
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
Yahoo! Sports "For a fleeting moment, the truth washed over Dwight Howard and it felt downright transformational. Before the opening tip to the season, his eyes glanced to those Houston Rockets walking out with him: James Harden. Chandler Parsons. Loaded lineup, loaded bench. Championship contender. "When I..." October 31
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden had been relegated to the training room with a bruised right knee when the update reached the FedEx Forum court. Jason Biles, Rockets assistant trainer, said a word or two to Keith Jones, the head athletic trainer. Jones reported to Kevin McHale, the coach. And they..." October 26
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden left Friday’s game with a bruised right knee, ending his night after seven minutes. Harden had made a 3-pointer when a closing Quincy Pondexter collided with Harden’s right leg. Harden stayed down on the court before limping to the line. After Harden’s free throw,..." October 26
Harden is out for the rest of the game with a bruised right knee.
Houston Chronicle "Starting the season with the Rockets this year was a lot different than it was last year for James Harden. He was the new guy last year but on Saturday Harden walked in the first day of camp as the team’s seasoned leader. “I know what to expect now” he said. “I have a year under my belt. I..." September 29