James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Chris Paul's injury forces Rockets to re-evaluate plan with James Harden

    ESPN "The heavy burden on James Harden's shoulders, a major factor in the MVP runner-up's miserable finish during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, had been eased as far as the Rockets' front office was concerned. No longer would Harden feel the pressure to create possession after..." October 23

  • Kevin McHale: James Harden calling me 'a clown' won't change my opinion of his leadership skills

    ESPN "Kevin McHale continued his war of words with Houston Rockets star James Harden on Friday. The former Rockets coach turned TV analyst had fired the opening salvo last week by declaring that Harden is "not a leader." Harden responded by calling McHale "a clown" and questioning his..." October 14

  • James Harden isn't ready to cry foul over 'James Harden Rule'

    Houston Chronicle "If James Harden was the least bit flattered or honored that a rule change had been unofficially named after him, the feeling was lost when he was fouled without the reward of a trip to the line. Twice in the Rockets' first three preseason games, Harden drove and drew fouls, expecting to be..." October 13

  • James Harden Called Kevin McHale A ‘Clown’ After His Comments About Leadership

    Uproxx "James Harden fired back at Kevin McHale after the former Houston Rockets coach criticized his leadership earlier in the week. The Rockets guard responded when he spoke to the media on Saturday, calling McHale a “clown” and arguing that he did “anything and everything” his former coach wanted..." October 07

  • Ex-Rockets coach Kevin McHale: James Harden is 'not a leader'

    USA Today "Kevin McHale, who spent three-plus seasons as James Harden's head coach with the Houston Rockets, says that while the superstar guard is a "phenomenal basketball player," he lacks leadership skills. "James is not a leader," McHale said in a clip shared by NBA TV on Twitter Friday morning. "He..." October 06

  • James Harden Says 2017 Rockets Are ‘Similar’ to 2012 Thunder

    SLAM Online "James Harden sees plenty of similarities between this year’s Rockets and the 2012 Thunder team that went to the NBA Finals. In an interview with VICE, Harden said that Houston have the same “talent and versatility,” adding that the Rockets are “by far” the best since his arrival. Even though..." September 13

  • James Harden Says He’ll be a Rocket for Life

    SLAM Online "Responding to a fan’s pleas on Twitter, James Harden promised that he’ll never leave the city of Houston, and that he’ll be a Rocket for life. The All-Star guard inked a massive extension with the Rockets this summer. Harden visited with evacuees from Hurricane Harvey in H-Town over the..." September 05

  • James Harden Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Houston

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets guard James Harden announced Saturday he plans to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief. "This is home for me," Harden told reporters, according to KPRC-TV's Adam Wexler. "I wanted to say thank you to J.J. Watt, what he's doing for the city. Thank you to the mayor, for..." September 03

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Harden says he talks to Paul daily to try to 'get ahead of the game'

    SI "Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry just breezed to a title, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have lit up July with their soap opera drama, and Russell Westbrook and Paul George will be must-see TV thanks to a fearless gamble by Oklahoma City’s front office. But the NBA’s most engrossing superstar..." August 01

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to Face Russell Westbrook in the Drew League

    SLAM Online "After a few pick-up runs at UCLA this week, Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will reportedly suit up for LA Unified of the Drew League this weekend. Per ESPN, Harden and CP3 will be facing stiff competition—Russell Westbrook and the Home Town Favorites. The game will be played..." July 28

  • Harden spent so much in strip club they retired his jersey?

    Yardbarker "If James Harden continues to light it up for the Houston Rockets and can eventually lead the team on a deep playoff run or more, he just might get his jersey number retired one day. In the meantime, a strip club paying tribute to him will have to do. On rapper Joe Budden’s podcast this week,..." July 28