James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike D'Antoni, James Harden: Rockets not in good rhythm

    ABC 13 "Coach Mike D'Antoni's concern about the possibility of theHouston Rockets losing their rhythm after clinching the NBA's top overall seed with a couple of weeks remaining in the regular season has become a reality. The Rockets cruised to the league's best overall record with a historically elite..." April 22

  • Why Rockets' James Harden doesn't have to worry about his 2-for-18 shooting night

    CBS Sports "James Harden had a hellish shooting night on Wednesday, making only two of his 18 field goal attempts and finishing with just 12 points after opening the playoffs with a 44-point masterpiece. All those misses didn't faze him, though: Harden told reporters that he felt good after the game, as the..." April 19

  • Here's Why James Harden Won't Eat Around People He Doesn't Know

    Complex "At long last, the NBA Playoffs are set. The Houston Rockets have been the NBA's best team practically from wire to wire, but they won't have an easy first-round slate. They'll square off with the eight-seed Minnesota Timberwolves, who defeated the Nuggets in overtime Wednesday night to clinch the..." April 12

  • Kevin Durant Picks James Harden over LeBron James to Win 2018 NBA MVP

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors swingman Kevin Durant is backing his former teammate in this season's MVP race. "James Harden," Durant said when asked to pick a 2017-18 MVP, per Sam Amick of USA Today. Durant said the race isn't close when he selected the Houston Rockets guard but acknowledged..." April 03

  • Rockets' James Harden, Clint Capela held out vs. Bulls for rest

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets will hold out guard James Harden and center Clint Capela for rest on Tuesday against the Bulls as part of their plan to begin giving their regulars time off down the stretch, especially if off days can provide a greater break. The Rockets don’t play again until Friday against the..." March 26

  • Mike D’Antoni On James Harden: ‘He’s The Best Offensive Player I’ve Ever Seen’

    SLAM Online "Houston Rockets superstar James Harden went off again on Tuesday, dropping 42 points in a 115-111 win over the Blazers. Afterwards, head coach Mike D’Antoni called The Beard “the best offensive player” he has ever seen." March 21

  • Rockets' James Harden leaves no doubt he's the NBA's MVP

    ESPN "Pockets of fans in the electric Moda Center crowd serenaded Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard with MVP chants during his trips to the free throw line Tuesday night. "They're supposed to do that, right?" James Harden said after scoring 42 points in the Houston Rockets' 115-111 victory..." March 21

  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: James Harden 'is the MVP'

    Houston Chronicle "The Pelicans are promoting star forward Anthony Davis for the Most Valuable Player, but at least one observer believes the race is already over. "In my opinion, (James Harden) is the MVP of the league," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "It's not even close, really, what he's doing with his..." March 17

  • Rockets' James Harden out against the Mavericks with left knee soreness

    ESPN "Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden will not play Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks due to left knee soreness. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Harden, who is leading the NBA in scoring with 31.1 points per game and ranks third in assists (8.8 per game), will play in Monday's home game..." March 11

  • James Harden explains staredown on Wesley Johnson after sick crossover

    Sporting News "James Harden caught the NBA world's attention Wednesday night with what will likely end up being the crossover of the year. In the first quarter, Harden was matched up on the Clippers' Wesley Johnson, who stood absolutely no chance. Harden gave a fake, Johnson tripped up, then just fell and..." March 02

  • James Harden has high expectations for his revamped Rockets: 'This is the year'

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets are in position to perhaps accomplish what no team in the Western Conference has been able to do in the past three seasons: Take the No. 1 seed from the Golden State Warriors. Heading into Wednesday's games -- on the last day of February -- the Rockets currently hold the top..." February 28

  • Chris Paul called out-of-bounds for high fiving James Harden’s mom

    NBC Sports "It’s a standard play we see at the end of most NBA games: the outcome is decided, the clock has just a few ticks left, and the player with the ball dribbles it out unguarded. It’s the victory formation and kneel down of the NBA. Chris Paul was doing that at the end of the Rockets’ 13th-straight..." February 27

  • James Harden: Chris Paul Saw Something In Me He Didn't See In Anybody Else

    Real GM Basketball "James Harden and Chris Paul have had a successful start to their partnership that they themselves worked together to create last offseason. “Obviously, Chris wanted to get out of LA and he chose here and so far, so good,” Harden said. “He saw something in me that he didn’t see in anybody else,..." February 14

  • Steve Kerr deletes tweet criticizing James Harden

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr voiced his frustration with the way referees officiated Houston Rockets star James Harden, commenting thru his verified Twitter account in one of the NBA’s tweets to promote watching TNT’s Thursday doubleheader. Harden is featured in the video draining a..." February 02

  • Rockets' James Harden will play limited minutes in Thursday return

    Houston Chronicle "The revolving door on Rockets' rotation turned again on Thursday, with guard James Harden returning after missing seven games with a strained hamstring, but Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green out with two-game suspensions for their roles in the post-game incident in Los Angeles on Monday. Harden..." January 18

  • Rockets plan for James Harden to return Thursday against Wolves

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets plan for star guard James Harden to return from a hamstring strain Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, barring any setbacks during Wednesday's practice, league sources told ESPN. Harden, who has missed the past seven games, is officially listed as questionable for..." January 17

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul and Gerald Green were holding back Trevor Ariza in back hallway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets players James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green and Chris Paul reportedly went through a back hallway to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ locker room after last night’s game. That’s one version of the story, at least. But it apparently isn’t the only one –..." January 16

  • Police called after Harden, CP3 others storm Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers

    New York Daily News "The bad blood between these two teams is no longer restricted to the basketball court. Police were called to diffuse a situation after several Rockets players stormed the Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports. James Harden, Chris..." January 16

  • Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says James Harden could return this week

    NBA.com "The Houston Rockets' schedule this week features contests against two of the top four teams in the Western Conference. James Harden could potentially be back just in time for those games. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters on Sunday that Harden could return as soon as Thursday..." January 14

  • James Harden's return to Rockets still not considered imminent

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden did some shooting after his team's shootaround on Wednesday, though his return from a strained hamstring is not considered imminent. Even with signs of improvement, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Harden will not be able to lobby for a quick return because he will stay..." January 11

  • James Harden should return to the court ‘anytime next week’

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets have been without James Harden since he suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain the last time they played the Los Angeles Lakers. But on Wednesday, it was announced that the Rockets will get their most dynamic player and MVP candidate back very soon. per Kelly Iko of ESPN..." January 10

  • Rockets prepared for temporary life without James Harden

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets met for the first time since star guard James Harden was diagnosed with a hamstring strain that will sideline him for at least two weeks. While the news is a blow to the team, they were moving forward and preparing for life without Harden for the foreseeable future. "We will..." January 02

  • Rockets' Harden out two weeks

    CBS Sports "Harden will miss at least two weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports. Harden suffered the strain while jumping off his left leg for a layup in Sunday's game against the Lakers. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks, which means his..." January 01

  • James Harden strains left hamstring

    ESPN "Guard James Harden strained his left hamstring and did not return after leaving late in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' 148-142 double-overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Harden came up limping and dragging his left leg gingerly after he missed on a drive to the basket with..." January 01

  • Harden rips shorthanded officiating crew

    ESPN "Whistled for two critical offensive fouls in the final 7.3 seconds of Thursday night's loss to the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets star James Harden vented about a rare two-man referee crew and the late-game calls against him. Referee Mark Lindsay hurt his back during pregame warm-ups, leaving..." December 29

  • James Harden to pay tribute to jailed Meek Mill with sneakers

    ESPN "When he takes the floor Thursday night to face the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden plans to don a special message across his sneakers for the first time this season. With hand-painted artwork from sneaker customizer Salvador Amezcua, better known as Kickstradomis, Harden's..." December 27

  • James Harden first with back-to-back 50-point games since Kobe Bryant in 2007

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets were without Chris Paul on Friday night, which meant they needed it to be the James Harden show once again. Harden, as expected, obliged. One of the frontrunners for MVP, Harden put together another magnificent performance, pouring in 51 points on 15-28 shooting, while also..." December 23

  • James Harden's scoring streak remains steady for Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden has scored at least 20 points in every game this season, moving him within one game of Moses Malone’s franchise record for scoring 20 points in 29-consecutive games. As different as the playing styles of Harden and Malone are, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, who played..." December 18

  • Rockets' James Harden on bruised right knee: 'It can't get worse'

    ESPN "Rockets guard James Harden said he was "pretty close" to not playing Saturday night due to a bruised right knee and anticipates having to play through pain for an extended period of time. Harden hurt the knee when he crashed into the basket support after being fouled by San Antonio Spurs guard..." December 17

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