Fansided "Adding the game’s best big man, Dwight Howard, to a playoff team that already had a superstar in guard James Harden didn’t automatically make the Houston Rockets a title contender, but it certainly could. That’s why Harden went with the Rockets when they went to talk to Howard in the..." March 02
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
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's on between Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Oh it's most definitely on a preseason social-media free-for-all between the NBA stars. It started with Durant saying former Oklahoma City teammate James Harden is gaining on the Heat's Wade in terms of the shooting guards' respective places in the..." September 25
Houston Chronicle "It’s a good thing Rockets guard James Harden has made a career for himself in the NBA because his singing voice leaves a lot to be desired. In Harden’s new commercial spot for Foot Locker he launches a music career and records his first single – against the advice of Golden State Warriors guard..." August 13
Houston Chronicle "James Harden pulled up to the day’s event in Manila and tried to describe the scenes that have greeted him through every stop in the basketball-mad Philippines. He had done these sorts of promotional tours before. This was not even his first this offseason. But this one had inspired the sort of..." July 28
Rockets planning strong contingent to recruit Dwight that is said to include Hakeem, James Harden along w/Kevin McHale & team officials
Houston Chronicle "James Harden, an All-Star in his first year with the Rockets, was named as third-team selection to the All-NBA team today. Harden received five first-team votes from a panel of 119 writers and broadcasters. He is the first Rockets to be an All-NBA selection since Yao Ming was second team in..." May 24
Houston Chronicle "Now that they have the season out of the way, James Harden and the Rockets can get to know each other. A team that was called upon to reinvent itself throughout a long season of unexpected developments played its final game of the year Friday night, but Harden, the leader of this new era..." May 04
Rockets announce that they are treating James Harden for strep throat but naturally list him as available for tonight's Game 6
James Harden has strep throat, the Rockets announce. He'll be available to play Friday in Game 6.
Houston Chronicle "For all the ground Rockets guard James Harden had covered, he knew the next step would be the toughest. More than that, it will be the most important. He went from excellent to elite, from special to a star. He was an All-Star for the first time, broke records and took the Rockets further than..." April 21