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.
Just talked to James Harden. Says he will see how he is feeling later on. Is having some issues with both feet.
Got a thumbs up on Harden playing after his workout.
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
2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 34 - 32
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
USA Today "Give Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey credit for this much: he has no interest in gloating about the trade that transformed his franchise. Acclaim has been easy to come by for Morey this season, as his October deal that brought James Harden to town from Oklahoma City put his team..." April 20
Houston Chronicle "Friendships will survive and will have to wait. This, James Harden said, is about business. He said he has had no communication with his former Thunder teammates since the first-round matchup between his former and current teams was set Thursday. “It’s all business now,” Harden said. “Guys..." April 20
Houston Chronicle "James Harden knew the attention – the cameras, the expectations and most of all the opposing defense – would all be focused on him. “It comes with the package,” he said. But he also knew the matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder would push it all to dramatically greater levels of scrutiny and..." April 18
Houston Chronicle "There was no way the Rockets could do it the easy way. Easy was gone. They went instead with weird. With a last shot in regulation to finally beat the Suns, and to clinch a playoff spot, the Rockets missed. And won anyway. James Harden ran the clock down and launched a 3-pointer, missing at..." April 10
Houston Chronicle "James Harden had come back from two games lost to a sore right foot, but his return and his success was expected, considered all along to be just a matter of time. Chandler Parsons had returned from two days spent battling food poisoning, including the night he spent sick to his stomach,..." April 04
It's official: James Harden is out tonight vs. Magic. Anderson will start in his place. Sounds like Garcia will start for Parsons.
McHale says he does not expect harden to play tonight. As for Chandler: "we'll see."
USA Today "Playing without leading scorer James Harden, the Houston Rockets cracked one of the league's best defenses by spreading the ball around. Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece and Omer Asik added 13 points to lead the Rockets to a 98-81 victory over the Los..." March 31
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs knew what they were getting into when they arrived at the Toyota Center on Sunday night. In the Houston Rockets, they were getting a cornered opponent scrapping for a spot at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff bracket. In Rockets guard James Harden, they were getting a..." March 25
Houston Chronicle "James Harden’s jumper with 4.5 seconds left might have won more than Sunday’s game against the Spurs. A day later, Harden also took the Western Conference Player of the Week honors by completing the Rockets 3-0 week with his game-winner. Harden had 29 points in the wins against the Spurs and..." March 25
Houston Chronicle "The Minnesota Timberwolves were playing with half the team hurt, so the Rockets — in a remarkably sportsmanlike gesture — played for only one half. That was enough. After a first half spent testing the limits of coach Kevin McHale’s patience and voice, they did the things they knew they should..." March 16
Houston Chronicle "With his sore right foot showing few signs of progress, James Harden’s availability to play against the Timberwolves tonight was called a game-time decision. Harden sat out two practices this week, but played Saturday and Wednesday against the Suns since developing pain in his foot. He went..." March 15
McHale says James Harden a game-time decision. Foot still an issue.
Houston Chronicle "James Harden, who participated in the shootaround but did not run during Tuesday’s practice, said he got some rest and treatment on his right foot and expects to be ready to play Wednesday. “Everyone at this point in the season has nicks and bruises,” he said. “I try to focus on the big..." March 13
Houston Chronicle "James Harden did not miss any time on Wednesday after he went down in pain with a bruised left knee, courtesy of a collision with Milwaukee’s Monta Ellis. But he was worried he would be missing playing time soon enough. He won’t. Harden said he felt much better after Friday’s shootaround and..." March 01
Harden still taking wait & see approach to AS game. Says ankle getting better, but not yet ready to definitively declare himself a go.
USA Today "The unofficial host of the NBA's All-Star weekend in Houston isn't Mayor Annise Parker, league Commissioner David Stern, or even that zany Rockets mascot and Care Bear look-a-like named Clutch. It's the 23-year-old from Los Angeles with a lumberjack beard and a nasty Euro-step who has been in..." February 15