James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Harden (hamstring) says he plans to play again before playoffs

    NBA.com "The Brooklyn Nets have been without All-Star guard James Harden since early April, but he is planning to get back on the court before too long. In what was likely the best news Nets fans have heard in a while, Harden told reporters Thursday he is “very confident” he will..." May 06

  • Nets' James Harden trolls Knicks by cropping them out of 'New Yorker' cover

    CBS Sports "The battle for basketball supremacy in New York is one that never dies. With both teams heading for the postseason this year, it's one that has become a whole lot more interesting. "The New Yorker" recently came out with a cover story that featured illustrated versions..." May 05

  • James Harden’s possible return gets firm 6-word response from Nets coach Steve Nash

    Clutch Points "It’s been over a month now since we last saw James Harden take the floor for the Brooklyn Nets. The former league MVP has been dealing with a lingering right hamstring strain, and based on a recent statement by Nets head coach Steve Nash, it looks like Harden isn’t..." May 04

  • James Harden Pays Respect to Emerging Houston Rockets Star Kevin Porter Jr.

    Heavy "James Harden left the Rockets on messy terms earlier this season, a breakup that helped to at least temporarily obscure how much Harden did for Houston and its NBA team in more than eight years. Still, Harden’s impact on the Rockets became crystal clear almost..." April 30

  • Nets' James Harden out indefinitely after rehab setback

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets star James Harden will be out indefinitely after suffering a setback while participating in an on-court rehab session for his hamstring strain, the team announced Tuesday. " April 20

  • Kevin Durant gives Nets fans hope after troubling James Harden update

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets were dealt a significant blow on Tuesday following news that James Harden remains out indefinitely due to his hamstring injury. The good news here, however, is that, unlike Harden, Kevin Durant appears to be nearing a return to action. Nets head..." April 20

  • Steve Nash reacts to James Hardens health update as Nets nears playoffs

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets superstar James Harden has had a significant setback in his road to recovery from a hamstring injury. The team has confirmed that Harden has not progressed as they had hoped and that recent test results indicate that the former MVP will need to spend more time on the..." April 20

  • How far can Nets go if Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving aren't all healthy?

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had been back in the Brooklyn Nets lineup for less than two weeks when he suffered his latest injury. Durant left the Nets' game Sunday against the Miami Heat early in the first quarter after suffering what the team called a left thigh contusion. He scored..." April 19

  • James Harden remains sidelined with hamstring strain, will miss Hornets game

    Yardbarker "James Harden will miss his fifth straight game on Friday when the Brooklyn Nets host the Charlotte Hornets.  The three-time scoring champion has been dealing with a hamstring strain. He returned last week against the New York Knicks, but only played four minutes before..." April 16

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard dealing with James Harden-type injury

    Clutch Points "James Harden knows what this story means: Buckle up, Portland Trail Blazers fans, because Friday’s tilt against the San Antonio Spurs could get a bit dicey after some late-breaking injury news about Damian Lillard. That’s right, despite..." April 16

  • Stephen A. Smith Blasts Nets Stars For Sitting Games: “LeBron James Is The Only Player Who’s Earned Time Off.”

    Fadeaway World "When it comes to the newest trends among the NBA community, the Brooklyn Nets have become rather famous for their extreme implementation of them. Besides the fact that they’ve teammates up three of the league’s top stars, all of their “big three” has missed time for..." April 15

  • Nets' Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, James Harden out against 76ers

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets continue to be undermanned. They announced that Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge will be out Wednesday night against the 76ers, in addition to star James Harden remaining sidelined. The good news for..." April 14

  • Ranking The Top 10 Most Unguardable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Offensive players in today’s NBA have more power than ever. With limited defensive resistance and the surprisingly soft refereeing in the game, the best offensive players are unstoppable right now. But there are levels. Some superstar players cannot be defended by any single..." April 14

  • Kevin Durant Gets Very Honest About James Harden’s MVP Case

    Yardbarker "James Harden has put together a tremendous campaign since getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets from the Houston Rockets. He is averaging 25.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 11 assists in 34 games with the Nets. Many have made the case that he deserves to be this year’s MVP, including..." April 10

  • James Harden Posts Inspirational Photos With Brooklyn Nets Teammates

    Fadeaway World "The James Harden trade made a new superteam with Brooklyn. Adding James Harden to a core that already included Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant allows the Brooklyn Nets to potentially dominate for years to come. While they haven’t won a championship yet, their roster contains a lot of..." April 08

  • Nets Big 3 Will Have to Learn How to Play Together on the Fly in the Playoffs

    The Big Lead "It was only three short months ago that the Brooklyn Nets traded every draft pick they possibly could, along with Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen, to assemble arguably the most offensively talented Big 3 of all-time. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie..." April 07

  • Ranking the NBA's Best Duos This Season

    Bleacher Report "Ranking the NBA's best duos in any given season is not for the faint of heart. So let's live on the wild side, shall we? Hashing out a pecking order is an inexact process. Rooting out subjection entirely isn't possible. Success is open to..." April 07

  • New Nets’ James Harden mural by Barclays Center boasts profound message

    Clutch Points "Now 34 games into his Brooklyn Nets career, James Harden has acclimated himself nicely in his new home: averaging 25.4 points, 11.0 assists, and a career-high 8.7 rebounds per game. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, then, to see a mural of Harden going up..." April 07

  • James Harden re-evaluated in 10 days; Kevin Durant probable vs. Pels

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets' struggle to get all their marquee stars on the court together for a prolonged stretch continues. James Harden will be out of action for at least 10 days, at which point his right hamstring strain will be re-evaluated, the..." April 06

  • James Harden re-aggravates hamstring injury vs. Knicks

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets star James Harden left Monday's contest vs. the New York Knicks due to right hamstring tightness, the team announced. The former MVP sat out the previous two games due to the same ailment. " April 05

  • Nets’ James Harden set to miss 2nd straight game vs. Bulls

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have dealt with multiple injuries to their superstar trio this season. They will be without two of them on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, James Harden is being ruled out for his second consecutive..." April 03

  • Steve Nash: Nets 'optimistic' James Harden's hamstring issue isn't serious

    New York Daily News "James Harden exited Wednesday’s matchup against the Houston Rockets early due to tightness in his right hamstring. He left the game at the 4:48 mark in the third quarter and went back to the locker room to be examined. “We’re gonna monitor it. We’ll see how he..." April 01

  • James Harden, Blake Griffin out; LaMarcus Aldridge, Landry Shamet in

    Nets Daily "The Nets have officially ruled James Harden (right hamstring tightness) out of Thursday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Harden suffered the “hammie” late in the third quarter in Wednesday’s win over the Houston Rockets. Following the win, Steve Nash noted..." April 01

  • James Harden might be right about betting on himself as MVP

    USA Today "James Harden declared himself the MVP of the 2020-21 NBA season. Confident. Braggadocious. Entertaining. And perhaps not wrong. Asked after a recent 44-point, 14-rebound, eight-assist performance if he belonged in the MVP conversation, Harden..." March 31

  • GM who drafted Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook has 18 first-round picks in next seven years

    USA Today "Another trade deadline passed on Thursday, and Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti procured more draft picks. Over the past few seasons, Presti has accumulated 34 draft picks – 18 first-rounders and 16 second-rounders through 2027. Presti is more active..." March 30

  • Rockets GM Rafael Stone on James Harden trade: 'I would for sure, 100 percent, do that deal again'

    Essentially Sports "The Houston Rockets have fallen from grace this past season. Once the team that took on the Golden State Warriors like no other, the Rockets most recently went on a 20-game losing streak. It appears as though the James Harden trade has put them in a very weak position. But Rockets’ GM..." March 30

  • Jalen Rose: Blake Griffin, James Harden Tanking Their Way to Nets Not Funny

    The Big Lead "The Brooklyn Nets now have a superteam consisting of all the following: James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge. At least three of those players have seemingly been intentionally discontent or a lackluster version of themselves until they could find..." March 29

  • The Story Of How Kevin Durant Lured James Harden To The Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets have become the story of the NBA, after signing yet another former All-Star (LaMarcus Aldridge) to their amazing cast. And while we don’t know how this story will end for Brooklyn, we do have an idea as to how it started. To start the season, it was only Kevin..." March 28

  • James Harden on MVP conversation: 'I feel like I am the MVP'

    NBA.com "Following another spectacular performance in Brooklyn’s 113-11 victory over Detroit, James Harden said he feels like he’s the NBA’s Most Valuable Player this season. Playing without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant again, Harden led the Nets to their 17th win..." March 27

  • Rockets go from James Harden to Victor Oladipo to ... what, praytell?

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets eventually plan to enjoy the view from Draft Pick Mountain. Down on the ground where they reside, however, Thursday’s trade deadline brought them little to make the climb from the depths of the Western Conference any easier. There is a plan to rebuild, with..." March 26

  • James Harden, Blake Griffin out vs. Jazz

    NBA.com "When the Brooklyn Nets face the Utah Jazz tonight, they won’t have any of their Big Three or their newest addition. The Nets have announced star guard James Harden is out due to neck soreness and forward Blake Griffin — who made his Brooklyn debut on Monday — will..." March 24

  • Charles Barkley: James Harden is 'most awesome' offensive player of all time

    Fox News "NBA fans enjoy deliberating who is the greatest player in league history, and most consider Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to be at the very top of the list. During an ESPN appearance..." March 24

  • James Harden’s 2-word reaction to Damian Lillard wearing his sneakers

    Clutch Points "NBA fashion has long been a deep discussion among its most ardent fans. On Monday afternoon, Brooklyn Nets point guard James Harden and Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard added to that conversation. Lillard opted to wear Harden’s signature Vol...." March 22

  • Rachel Nichols Praises James Harden’s Durability

    Fadeaway World "James Harden has been a player who has had a reputation as being durable. In his career, we have rarely seen James Harden miss a big game due to injury. James Harden can take a heavy load of minutes every night. Availability is the best ability, and James Harden is always available to..." March 18

  • Bobby Shmurda Gets VIP Treatment at Nets Game & James Harden Jersey

    TMZ "Life on the outside is proving to be GOOOOOD for Bobby Shmurda -- the formerly incarcerated rapper got the VIP treatment at the Brooklyn Nets game on Monday ... and a signed jersey from superstar James Harden! The 26-year-old had been in custody since December 2014..." March 16

  • How James Harden helped Bruce Brown become a revelation in black-and-white

    Nets Daily "Bruce Brown has been a revelation this season for the Brooklyn Nets. Of that, we can be sure. How’d it happen? With a big dose of help from ... James Harden. The Nets came out of the Draft Night deal for Brown like bandits. Acquiring him from the Detroit..." March 15

  • James Harden passes Larry Bird on NBA's all-time scoring list

    ESPN " James Harden has passed Larry Bird on the NBA's all-time scoring list and now sits at 34th overall. Harden reached the milestone by scoring 24 points on Saturday night in the Brooklyn Nets' 100-95 win over the Detroit Pistons. "We all know..." March 14

  • Celtics actually really wanted to trade for James Harden, because of course they did

    Clutch Points "Before James Harden was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets this January, there were several teams other than the Nets that were interested in trading for the All-Star guard. One of those teams was the Boston Celtics, but according to general manager..." March 10

  • The reason Sixers’ Joel Embiid is more ‘unstoppable’ than James Harden, according to Daryl Morey

    SI "Daryl Morey, like any team president with title hopes, has plenty to worry about—injuries, egos, scheming rivals, salary-cap arcana—so his first major decision in Philadelphia needed to be simple and unequivocal, lest it consume too much mental energy. He chose Pat’s over..." March 08

  • James Harden trolled for bizarre outfit at All-Star Game

    MSN.com "James Harden’s unorthodox fashion choices once again had the internet asking questions on Sunday ahead of the NBA All-Star Game. Harden showed up to the game in a sheer poncho-like overcoat. He was also carrying what looked like a small briefcase, and social media wasted no time..." March 07

  • James Harden Fires Back at Antoine Walker Over Criticism

    The Big Lead "What is it about former NBA players taking shots at the current group of stars? If it isn't Shaq getting into it with Donovan Mitchell it's Charles Barkley criticizing Kyrie Irving. This week, a new retired player entered the fray. Antoine Walker, a..." March 07

  • Aggregation Restriction Lifted For Players In James Harden Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The trade aggregation restriction has expired for the seven players who were involved in this season’s most significant deal, tweets Bobby Marks of ESPN. That means everyone who was part of the four-team swap that sent James Harden to the Nets in..." March 07

  • Antoine Walker credits Boston for not trading for James Harden: 'You can't win with his style'

    CBS Sports "The Brooklyn Nets' blockbuster trade for James Harden has worked out very well for them so far this season. Harden is steadily putting up MVP numbers on a team that doesn't need him to be the sole source of offense, and Brooklyn is sitting in second place in the East..." March 05

  • James Harden, Devin Booker Named NBA's Players Of The Month For February

    Real GM Basketball "James Harden and Devin Booker have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for February. Harden averaged 25.6 points, 10.7 assists and 8.8 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets went 9-4. " March 03

  • James Harden reacts to Rockets tribute video

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets honored former team superstar James Harden with a tribute video during a timeout on Wednesday as they hosted the Brooklyn Nets in the Toyota Center. It was the first time Harden returned to Houston, and the Rockets made sure they let..." March 03

  • James Harden’s proof of leadership, per Nets coach Steve Nash

    Clutch Points "It has been so far so good for James Harden with his new team. Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash seems to agree, as he once again heaped praise on his superstar. According to Nash, one thing that he believes stands out in Harden’s game is his..." March 03

  • James Harden’s most underrated asset, per Nets teammate Joe Harris

    Clutch Points "James Harden is undeniably one of the greatest scorers in the history of the sport. In this respect, most folks tend to overlook certain aspects of his game that actually make him the superstar that he is. For Brooklyn Nets teammate Joe Harris, he believes that..." March 03

  • James Harden gets mixed reactions from Rockets fans in return to Houston

    Clutch Points "Wednesday night was highlighted by the highly-anticipated return of James Harden to his former stomping grounds as the Houston Rockets hosted the Brooklyn Nets in the Toyota Center in Houston. It was the first time Harden was returning to the city following his..." March 03

  • James Harden shares thoughts on reception he might get in Houston

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden is returning to Houston on Wednesday night for the first time since he forced the Rockets to trade him, and it will be interesting to see how the Brooklyn Nets star is received at the Toyota Center. It sounds like Harden is hoping for a warm welcome. In an interview with..." March 03

  • The 2-Month Trade Request: How James Harden Forced His Way Out of Houston

    Bleacher Report "There is no simple, easy playbook for forcing a trade in the NBA. There is no way to demand a trade where every stakeholder's interest is indulged, where everyone's a happy winner. James Harden might've known that before he agitated his way to Brooklyn over the course..." March 03