James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    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

  • James Harden says he's the best basketball player alive

    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

  • Chandler Parsons on James Harden: 'There are no hard feelings'

    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

  • Harden discusses Rockets future, Parsons

    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

  • Treating ankle in Houston, Harden to sit out season-finale

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    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.

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    Harden says he hyperextended right elbow. Says he couldn't really dribble with right hand. Says it's throbbing. Will get MRI tomorrow.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden's hyper extended right elbow has improved greatly today. Might not do MRI, which only would show extent of damage, after all.

  • Source: James Harden to start NBA All-Star Game in place of injured Kobe Bryant

    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

  • Chandler Parsons: Rockets 'more balanced' when James Harden sits

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    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.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    James Harden is out tonight with a bruised left thumb sustained Saturday night against the Grizzlies.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden will give it a go, McHale said. Not sure where he is coming back from ankle sprain.

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    James Harden says his sprained ankle has improved but he'll be a game-time decision for the Spurs tomorrow night.

  • Jeremy Lin back Monday for Rockets; James Harden out with ankle sprain

    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

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    James Harden and Jeremy Lin are both out tonight vs pistons.

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    Kevin McHale back and says James will go tonight

  • 274d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    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

  • 275d
    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Omer Asik (thigh), Jeremy Lin (back), Chandler Parsons (back), Terrence Jones (flu) along with James Harden did not practice.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Harden says ankle "very, very, very painful." Not sure if he'll have to miss time. Has to see how it responds.

  • Harden seeks to regain shooting touch, encourages more movement on offense

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Harden looks like he'll go, but we've said that before.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    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."

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    James is out tonight...JLin will start again

  • Harden, Brooks iffy with injuries

    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

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    Kevin McHale told me James Harden will try, but he'd be more surprised if he played than if he didn't.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    James Harden, I'm told, will likely miss Houston's next two games thanks to foot issue plaguing him ... with further evaluation after that

  • Anthony wants to get calls that Harden received

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets all went through shootaround, but Parsons (back), Harden (foot) to be game-time decisions. Beverley, Garcia too, with cold symptoms.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden is out tonight vs. Sixers.

  • James Harden dealing with nagging foot injuries

    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

  • Harden fighting the NBA's flopping fine

    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

  • Rockets' James Harden fined $5,000 for flopping

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Add Francisco Garcia to list of Rockets battling flu symptoms. Harden, Lin, Howard, Smith, too. Garcia seemed to be especially struggling.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Got a thumbs up on Harden playing after his workout.

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Just talked to James Harden. Says he will see how he is feeling later on. Is having some issues with both feet.

  • James Harden happy to carry load despite late miss

    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

  • Rockets' James Harden receives flop warning

    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

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  • Teams labeled James Harden as "selfish" in order to prevent Dwight Howard from joining Houston

    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

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  • Rockets James Harden downplays injury

    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

  • James Harden exits Rockets’ preseason finale against Grizzlies

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Harden is out for the rest of the game with a bruised right knee.

  • Harden feels weight of being Rockets’ leader

    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

  • Wade, Durant in Harden-themed war of words on Twitter

    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

  • James Harden debuts new commercial and singing voice on Twitter

    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

  • Harden gets glimpse of future he envisioned with Rockets

    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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Rockets planning strong contingent to recruit Dwight that is said to include Hakeem, James Harden along w/Kevin McHale & team officials

  • James Harden gets third-team All-NBA recognition

    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

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