James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Davis endorses James Harden for MVP

    The Score "This season's MVP race is as hotly contested as any the NBA has seen in a quarter century, with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and even Chris Paul enjoying MVP-caliber campaigns. Of course, only one of those superstars will lift the Maurice Podoloff..." March 31

  • James Harden describes why he wants to be MVP

    USA Today "Like it or not, narrative matters when it comes to the NBA's MVP race. LeBron James knows this as well as anyone, as all those MVP campaigns that came before were so great that it's tough for the Cleveland Cavaliers star to top what was done before. Translation: bad narrative. Stephen Curry is..." March 27

  • James Harden's durability should make him the MVP favorite

    SB Nation "James Harden was at peak form in the Rockets' overtime victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday. He scored from inside and out, and got to the free throw line 18 times on his way to 33 points on 18 shots. He also logged eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in his 42 minutes on the..." March 03

  • LeBron: Harden Kick 'not basketball play'

    ESPN.com "Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a flagrant foul 1, allowing Harden to stay in the game and finish off a 33-point performance to lead Houston to..." March 02

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Harden on his ankle: “It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it… and hopefully be ready to go Friday."

  • James Harden dating Amber Rose?

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden may be moving on up in the dating world. According to a few reports, the Houston Rockets star is dating model Amber Rose. Rose, who is known for her past relationships with Kanye West and rapper Wiz Khalifa, was spotted at a recent Rockets game. Reports said she was there for..." February 11

  • James Harden to participate in 3-point contest at All-Star game

    Houston Chronicle "The NBA’s leading scorer will not have to wait for the All-Star game on Feb. 15 in Madison Square Garden to start putting up shots in New York on All-Star weekend. Rockets guard James Harden will be officially named to the field for the Foot Locker Three-Point contest tonight, according to two..." February 06

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's James Harden has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Parsons: Harden is MVP at this point

    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

  • James Harden, Dwyane Wade among All-Star starter snubs

    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

  • Rockets plan on recruiting Kevin Durant with James Harden

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden said hopes to play in 2016 Olympics in Rio.

  • James Harden: "At times, my defense was pretty bad"

    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

  • 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

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    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

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    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