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
Houston Chronicle "Guard James Harden sat out Monday’s practice with a sore left knee, the result of a collision in Sunday’s game at Sacramento. He is day-to-day but said he felt much better than he did Sunday. “I kind of banged knees toward the end of the game,” Harden said. “I’m just icing it and getting..." February 12
USA Today "James Harden's head will be on a swivel long before the NBA All-Star Game finally tips off on Sunday. As the Houston Rockets' lone All-Star and the unofficial host of the festivities that will take place in his team's town, he'll be pulled a few dozen different ways for appearances, interviews,..." February 11