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James Harden | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
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James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik all took Wednesday off in preparation for the playoffs.
None of them have a real injury that we know of and it should be all hands on deck as they prepare for the Blazers in Round 1. Apr 17 - 12:30 AM

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James Harden and Chandler Parsons will both be rested for the Rockets' season finale.

The Rockets own the tie-breaker over the Blazers so Houston can't drop down the seeding, which makes it perfectly reasonable for Harden (ankle) and Parsons (wrist) to get some rest. Neither guy is in danger of missing Game 1 of their first-round series vs. Portland.

James Harden (shin) filled up the stat sheet in a tough 112-110 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight boards, 10 assists, six steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-14 from the field and 15-of-19 from the line in 46 minutes.

He had a scary shin injury on Wednesday and obviously 46 minutes tonight puts any concern to bed. Harden is on some kind of tear since the break and he continues to post massive stat lines. Tonight's loss is huge, so expect Harden to play in every game the rest of the way starting with a game on Saturday vs. the Pelicans. It's worth mentioning Harden is scoring 28 points per game since the break on just 17 field goal attempts per, which is kind of absurd.
Apr 12 - 12:16 AM

James Harden will play against the Wolves on Friday night.

He suffered a shin injury on Wednesday, which looked really bad and he did have to go to the locker room. He's been a top-five player since the All-Star break and has been posting massive stats. Get him in your lineup.
Apr 11 - 7:18 PM

Updating a previous item, James Harden was battling a bruised shin on Wednesday.

The injury was originally reported as a knee injury. Obviously a shin bruise is much less of a concern, but it doesn't mean Harden will play full minutes on Friday. The Rockets will be looking to get him to 100 percent ahead of next week's playoffs.
Apr 11 - 12:13 PM

James Harden returned from an in-game knee injury against the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points on 1-of-9 shooting with four boards, six assists, one steal and one turnover.

Harden's injury was scary at first and he did have to go to the locker room, but he was able to return to the game in the third quarter after only being checked out for about five minutes. The Rockets dodged a bullet here and chances are coach Kevin McHale might want to sit Harden out for a game or two, especially considering his aggressive style of play. Harden owners will definitely want to check on his status leading up to Friday.
Apr 10 - 1:05 AM

James Harden returned from an apparent left knee injury after going to the locker room during the third quarter on Wednesday.

He was flexing his knee, but he did make it to the locker room under his own power. Obviously, Harden making it back on the court in less than one quarter suggests he's fine. Although, one would think this injury will scare coach Kevin McHale enough to hold Harden out for at least one game the rest of the way.
Apr 9 - 10:49 PM

James Harden suffered an apparent left knee injury in the third quarter of Wednesday's game.

He was going for a transition layup and bumped into Aaron Brooks on the way to the rim. Harden did look like he made knee-to-knee contact, but his knee also did turn a bit even before the contact. The good news is he was able to make it back to the locker room under his own power and didn't have too bad of a limp. Stay turned.
Apr 9 - 10:36 PM

James Harden and the Rockets will stick with their rotation from Tuesday in Wednesday's game.

The Rockets made some call-ups from the D-League and there was some talk of them resting guys, but that's not the case. Although, they could have their minutes held in check. Obviously Harden has been way too good to bench.
Apr 9 - 7:46 PM

The Rockets may rest key players in their remaining five games, according to coach Kevin McHale.

"If some of our injured guys maybe have a really good day [Tuesday] in their rehab, maybe they’ll get a few minutes [Wednesday] night, so maybe you can rest a couple guys," McHale said. James Harden and Chandler Parsons are the most obvious targets for rest since they lead the team in minutes played and Wednesday is the second half of a back-to-back set.
Apr 9 - 11:45 AM

James Harden hit 10-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 33 points, three rebounds and 12 assists in Tuesday's easy win over the Lakers.

Harden was toying with the Lakers throughout the third quarter and looked like he was scoring without even trying at times. Harden's slow start to the season and early injuries are a distant memory, as he's had a huge second half for the Rockets.
Apr 9 - 1:22 AM

James Harden willed his team to an overtime victory on Sunday, scoring a game-high 32 points with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, 10 assists and four steals.

The Rockets scored 47 points in the second quarter, which was the second-highest scoring quarter in franchise history, but they still needed a scoring barrage from Harden just to force overtime in Houston. He made 9-of-23 shots tonight but once again made a living at the free throw line, where he went 11-of-12, and he's averaging well over 30 points in Houston's previous eight games.
Apr 6 - 10:08 PM

James Harden burned his former team during an impressive 111-107 win over the Thunder on Friday, scoring 39 points with nine boards, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers

The Rockets clinched a playoff berth tonight and they're looking like a very dangerous team currently sitting in the four spot of the Western Conference standings. As for Harden, he's absolutely crushing right now. After the break, he ranks third in the NBA for points per game and just 10th in field goal attempts per game as one of the most efficient players on the planet while also filling up the stat sheet. He's going to win a lot of fantasy titles for those in head-to-head leagues.
Apr 5 - 2:05 AM

James Harden made 16-of-16 free throws to finish Tuesday's loss in Brooklyn with 26 points, two 3-pointers, seven assists and two steals.

Houston was playing without three starters in Patrick Beverley (knee), Terrence Jones (flu) and Dwight Howard (ankle). Their absence was glaringly obvious on the defensive end, as Houston allowed the Nets to score 105 points on 53 percent shooting. The Rockets have now lost two straight games on the heels of a five-game winning streak, and they'll look to get back on track in Toronto on Wednesday.
Apr 1 - 11:05 PM

James Harden scored 32 points during Saturday's 118-107 loss to the Clippers with seven boards, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

The Clippers have usually owned Harden and he's averaged just 12.3 points per game, which is the worst matchup of his career. Of course, he's been a stat factory this month and is basically unstoppable with respect to putting up massive numbers for his fantasy owners.
Mar 29 - 11:38 PM