James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden’s heavy Nets minutes likely won’t get them day off

    New York Post "James Harden played the entire fourth quarter of the Nets’ 102-99 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday night, while Kevin Durant did him one better and played the whole second half. Don’t expect either to take off Wednesday when the Nets play the second night of..." December 08

  • Does James Harden Need a New Move?

    The Ringer "On Friday, Harden hit two midrange jump shots against the Timberwolves. The last time he made a pair of 2-point jumpers off the dribble in a single game was over two years ago, on March 13, 2019, against the Warriors. Much has been made about Harden’s inconsistent..." December 07

  • Nets’ James Harden can’t find range amid shooting woes

    New York Post "James Harden made a concerted effort to “get downhill” Saturday night, but that’s exactly where the end result headed against the Bulls due to his latest subpar shooting night. Harden matched his season-high with 14 assists in the Nets’ 111-107..." December 06

  • James Harden Remains On Philadelphia 76ers’ Wish List

    SI "Will the James Harden era in Brooklyn be short-lived? That remains to be seen. After the Brooklyn Nets traded a ton to land the former MVP from the Houston Rockets after he grew disgruntled, Harden is looking to win his first championship with the Nets after injuries derailed their playoff run..." December 03

  • Charles Barkley Calls Out James Harden After Saying He Was Adjusting Without Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "James Harden has struggled so far this season, with pundits and fans trying to figure out the cause of his poor performance. While many believe it is as a result of the new NBA rule, some others think it is the new Wilson ball. But after the game against the Phoenix Suns on November..." December 01

  • Nets' James Harden still figuring out when to score

    CBS Sports "James Harden is still searching for the right balance of scoring and playmaking with this year's version of the Brooklyn Nets, according to Harden himself.  "Honestly, I'm trying to figure all that out right now," the Nets star said after their 113-107..." November 30

  • James Harden Puts Nets 2022 Free Agency In Doubt

    Heavy "Even for a team that is 14-6 and sits atop the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings, the Nets have had a shaky start. Kevin Durant has been an MVP frontrunner all the way, and some of the role players—Patty Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge—have been..." November 29

  • NBA Fans Engage In Heated Debate That Russell Westbrook Is Playing Better Than James Harden

    Fadeaway World "NBA fans waste no time in attacking players who they believe has to do more for their teams. Since the start of the season, Russell Westbrook has received the most heat, mainly due to his turnover problems and the Los Angeles Lakers' struggle to win games. It is not uncommon for..." November 29

  • James Harden Finding Needed Rhythm For Nets As Of Late

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets have found their stride in recent weeks. After beginning the NBA season 2-3, they have won 11 out of their last 13 games. They are on a three-game winning streak as they head into a matchup tonight with another team turning things around in the Boston Celtics. For..." November 25

  • James Harden Says Nets Are 'In a Good Place'

    Bleacher Report "James Harden is happy with the direction the 14-5 Brooklyn Nets are moving after Wednesday night's 123-104 win over the Boston Celtics. "It's gonna definitely take a collective effort, but I feel like we're in a good place right now," he said. November 25

  • Steve Nash hints at lineup change around Kevin Durant, James Harden

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are openly seeking an offensive identity. They’ve made no secret that they believe finding one will take some time. Kevin Durant and James Harden game into the season healthy, but their “continuity plan” was abruptly shattered with the whole Kyrie Irving..." November 24

  • Sixers’ Daryl Morey is never going to stop trying to trade for Nets’ James Harden

    Clutch Points "While so many fans speculate about a Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons trade, it sounds like the Sixers are more focused on acquiring James Harden. The moment Harden decided not to sign his extension with the Brooklyn Nets back in October, stories like this became inevitable. And they’re not..." November 22

  • Nets react to James Harden’s recent free-throw parade

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets (now 12-5) are in sole possession of first place. The Nets hosted the last place, (now 4-12) Orlando Magic, but Brooklyn was very short-handed so it was no cake walk. James Harden was able to lead a short-handed Nets squad by exorcising some of his early-season..." November 20

  • James Harden, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Sixers Big 3 in the works?

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "How do you feel about the 76ers bringing Jerami Grant back to Philly? Better yet, what about the Sixers making another attempt to acquire James Harden in exchange for Ben Simmons? Those are two options under consideration by Sixers brass, according to multiple sources. November 19

  • The Nets must give Kevin Durant, James Harden a break

    Clutch Points "Because of a mixture of personal reasons, return-from-injury, Health and Safety Protocols, new injuries, rest nights, conservative treatment of not-so-serious injuries, the 2021 Brooklyn Nets ran an absolute clinic in load management. The big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden..." November 18

  • This Blazers-Nets Trade Pairs James Harden, Damian Lillard

    NBA Analysis "With there being a lot of talk about Damian Lillard’s future in Portland, management getting blasted for their coaching search in the offseason and now the front office now being investigated due to misconduct in the workplace, getting off to a slow start was the last thing the Portland..." November 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Clears Up Beef With James Harden

    Black Sports Online "Giannis was lauded as GQ’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ and touched on a few topics, including hinting at potentially leaving the Bucks as well as the beef he has with James Harden. The two-time MVP was asked about the framed jerseys he had in his home. He had the jerseys..." November 17

  • Kevin Durant Didn't Think Thunder Would Trade James Harden

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets won at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday in a homecoming of sorts for Kevin Durant and James Harden. Both players started their careers with the Thunder, with Harden being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012. Durant later left Oklahoma City for the Golden State Warriors as..." November 15

  • James Harden addresses Thunder fans booing him

    The Score "It's been nine years since James Harden was traded from Oklahoma City to Houston, but some Thunder fans are apparently still bothered by his exit. Harden was booed during the Brooklyn Nets' 120-96 win over the Thunder on Sunday and told reporters afterward that he didn't..." November 15

  • Scottie Pippen Says He Hates The Way James Harden Plays Basketball

    Black Sports Online "While Scottie Pippen spent the majority of his book talking about Michael Jordan in an unhealthy and obsessive way, he did find some time to take some shots are other players as well. Most of them are far retired, but one player who is active and in his prime right now is James..." November 14

  • James Harden Praises Kevin Durant

    Fadeaway World "Despite not having Kyrie Irving on the court, the Brooklyn Nets are doing just fine without the controversial point guard. After a 1-2 start to the season, they now boast an 8-4 record, ranking 2nd in the stacked Eastern Conference.  The Beard and KD are doing a great job leading..." November 13

  • Nets' James Harden sarcastically celebrates after getting a rare foul call

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is off to a rough start this season, in part because he's having to adjust to the league's new rule changes aimed at eliminating non-basketball moves and foul baiting. On Monday night against the Chicago Bulls, he finally got a call to go his way and..." November 09

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden praise Toronto fanbase ahead of matchup with Raptors

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors don't have much time to dwell over their win streak-snapping loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers because the Brooklyn Nets are next up, coming to town on Sunday, Nov. 6. That means a meeting with arguably the most lethal duo in the..." November 06

  • Are NBA Refs Unfairly Targeting James Harden with New Rules?

    Bleacher Report "Three words sum up the NBA community's response to the elimination of foul calls on non-basketball moves: addition by subtraction. You'll be hard-pressed to find a coach or executive who isn't in favor of the change. It seems nobody, except perhaps the superstars who..." November 04

  • Draymond Green blames James Harden for the NBA rule change

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors took down the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second time this season. But one of the highlights of the postgame interviews was about the NBA rule change and Brooklyn Nets star James Harden. “Can I say how satisfying it’s been to..." October 31

  • James Harden credits mindset for increased free-throw rate vs. Pacers

    The Score "James Harden looked like himself in the Brooklyn Nets' 105-98 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. The nine-time All-Star went 16-for-19 from the charity stripe and credited an assertive mindset for his season-best 29-point performance. October 30

  • Does James Harden win MVP without foul-baiting rules?

    Clutch Points "James Harden last won the NBA MVP in 2018 when he was suiting up for the Houston Rockets. However, his chances of replicating such success has been slowed down by the NBA’s new foul-baiting rules. Expectations were high on Harden to compete for MVP. After all, with Kyrie..." October 30

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden’s epic reactions to LaMarcus Aldridge’s 20,000-point milestone with Nets

    Clutch Points "Just a few nights after Joe Harris broke the Brooklyn Nets’ franchise record for triples made, we had another milestone on Friday. This time, it’s courtesy of LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge has had quite the journey. The seven-time All-Star joined the Nets last..." October 30

  • Mike James Makes Bold Statement About James Harden’s Shooting Slump

    Heavy "To say that Brooklyn Nets superstar James Harden has been a shell of himself this season would be an understatement. Harden for the majority of his career has been a perennial 30 point per game scorer but this season is averaging 16.6 points per game. He is also shooting..." October 29

  • Nets’ biggest problem and it’s not the anti-James Harden foul rule

    Clutch Points "In their most recent game, the Brooklyn Nets got demolished on the glass 62-42, falling to the Miami Heat 106-93 in their fifth game of the year. Brooklyn (2-3) is trying to scrape by as they adjust to the training camp bombshell of losing Kyrie Irving due to the..." October 29

  • James Harden Makes Concerning Comments About Slow Start

    NBA Analysis "No one was sure how the Brooklyn Nets would look without starting point guard Kyrie Irving to begin the NBA season. Irving was not eligible to be a full-time player because he has not received his COVID-19 vaccine, so until he does, the Nets will not be using him in their lineups. Not..." October 28

  • What's really behind James Harden's plummeting free-throw rate?

    The Score "Five games into the new season, and the Brooklyn Nets - who engineered the most efficient offense in NBA history in 2020-21 - rank 28th in the league in offensive rating. While that obviously has something to do with Kyrie Irving's self-imposed exile and some poor role-player..." October 28

  • Numbers Don't Lie: James Harden, Nets Look Ordinary Without the Free-Throws

    Bleacher Report "When James Harden first joined the star-studded Brooklyn Nets last season, the biggest question was whether he was willing to change the way he played. Now, it's whether he'll be able to. October 28

  • The real reason James Harden is off to a slow start

    Clutch Points "We’re only four games into the 2021-22 season, but Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is not playing up to the lofty standards the perennial MVP candidate has set for himself over the years. Maybe we should not be surprised. While many of us (understandably) focused on the Kyrie..." October 26

  • Kevin Durant Disagrees With James Harden And Steve Nash On NBA’s Foul Rule Change

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets haven't had the start to the season that they were hoping for. Initially, there was a lot of concern, especially given Kyrie Irving's removal from the team after his decision not to get vaccinated. But with the star duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden, their..." October 26

  • James Harden reacts to being ‘poster boy’ of NBA rule change

    Clutch Points "On Sunday the Nets dropped their second game of the season to the upstart Charlotte Hornets. They lost 111-95 in the home opener and were only able to muster 47 second half points, with just 17 in the 4th. They now sit at just 1-2. Kevin Durant was not the problem. KD had a game high 38 points..." October 25

  • Danny Ainge Didn't Want To Trade Jaylen Brown For James Harden, Says Kendrick Perkins

    Fadeaway World "Even though he doesn't get the same attention as other young players like Devin Booker, Ben Simmons, and even teammate Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown is one of the best talents in the NBA right now.  The Boston Celtics young star has improved his game season after season,..." October 23

  • Nets star James Harden’s epic reaction to making NBA Top 75 list

    Clutch Points "James Harden made it to the NBA Top 75 Greatest Players list, and the Brooklyn Nets star himself couldn’t believe it. The one-time MVP landed on the list on Tuesday along with a slew of new names added from the previous Top 50 list. When he was informed of his addition..." October 20

  • Stephen A. Smith: Philly Should Sit Ben Simmons For a Year, Then Trade Him For James Harden

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are having relationship problems. It seems unlikely that Simmons will ever play another game for the 76ers despite the fact that they have him under contract through 2025. So everyone is trying to figure out what to do. This morning on First Take..." October 20

  • James Harden, after opting not to sign extension with Nets before deadline, says 'I don't plan on leaving'

    ESPN "James Harden did not sign an extension prior to the midnight deadline on Oct. 18, but he made it clear the Brooklyn Nets have "nothing to worry about." Harden said not to read anything negative into his decision to pass on an extension before the deadline. October 20

  • ‘We’re twins’: James Harden, Steve Nash and the bond shaping the Nets’ chase for a championship

    The Athletic "Years before James Harden and Steve Nash took on the challenge of leading the Nets to an NBA title, Mike D’Antoni, who would go on to coach both, had a basic idea: Nash and Harden would work well together. It was June 2016 and D’Antoni had..." October 18

  • 2 ways Kyrie Irving’s Nets absence affects James Harden

    Clutch Points "With the future of Kyrie Irving very much in question with the Nets, it’s fair to wonder how this whole thing affects James Harden. When Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving first signed with the Nets back in summer of 2019, no doubt the plan was to..." October 14

  • James Harden, Steve Nash react to Kyrie Irving's banishment from Nets

    Yardbarker "Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks generated headlines Tuesday when he confirmed that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team as Irving remains unvaccinated against COVID-19. New York City is enforcing its mandate that requires in-market NBA personnel..." October 13

  • Sixers, Daryl Morey ‘lurking’ for James Harden trade amid Kyrie Irving drama

    Clutch Points "Amid all the Kyrie Irving drama with the Brooklyn Nets, teams like the Philadelphia 76ers are lurking around waiting to pounce on a potential move. Daryl Morey is lined up for the Sixers and appears to have his eyes set on James Harden, regardless of how unrealistic it..." October 12

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden to Be Involved in Deciding Kyrie Irving's Nets Status

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets plan to make a group decision as to the status of star Kyrie Irving for the 2021-22 season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported Monday (via Alec Sturm of NetsDaily) that Kevin Durant, James Harden, team governor Joe Tsai and general..." October 12

  • James Harden Is The All-Time Leader In 3-PT Shooting Fouls Drawn With 521, 272 More Than The Second Place

    Fadeaway World "James Harden is one of the most skilled scorers in NBA history. The Brooklyn Nets superstar has used the rules to benefit his game, which doesn't seem to change shortly.  With the league implementing new rules to limit non-basketball moves used to draw fouls, Harden and..." October 10

  • Execs See Nets’ Achilles Heel — It’s Not Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "A lot of attention has been on the Brooklyn Nets in recent days. They have NBA championship aspirations this season, but their chances of taking home a title will take a big hit depending on what happens with Kyrie Irving. Right now, their starting point guard is ineligible to partake..." October 07

  • Top-selling NBA jerseys: Brooklyn Nets players dominate top-10

    Sportsnaut "With the NBA preseason around the corner, basketball fans are getting excited to put on their jerseys and fill up arenas around the nation. Of course, they’re going to need to find a fresh jersey to wear since their old one is likely stained. So which are the top-selling NBA..." October 07

  • James Harden speaks his truth on Kyrie Irving vaccine saga

    Clutch Points "The Kyrie Irving COVID-19 vaccine saga is hanging over the Brooklyn Nets as the 2021-22 season approaches. Irving hasn’t been vaccinated yet, so as of right now, he can’t practice or play when the Nets are at home. Nets star Kevin Durant weighed in on..." October 07

  • James Harden Speaks Out on the State of the Nets Team Chemistry

    Heavy "Brooklyn Nets All-Star James Harden had a disappointing end to his 2021 playoff run. After being acquired by Brooklyn from the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster trade in January, Harden and the Nets were widely viewed as the favorites to win the 2021 NBA title. But a hamstring..." October 06