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James Harden | Guard | #13

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / OKC
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James Harden scored 34 points during a 116-103 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday with nine rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers.
The stat line was huge, but Harden was roasted on defense. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the Rockets are "broken" and it's "that simple." Bickerstaff also added he doesn't know if the roster will change at the deadline. Whatever the case, Harden will be a stat-stuffing machine in fantasy. Feb 11 - 1:43 AM

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James Harden (finger) dropped 37 points in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, adding five boards and five assists in 40 minutes.

His finger wasn't an issue tonight and he was very solid on the defensive end with three steals and one block, but his biggest accomplishment was holding Klay Thompson to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Harden hit six 3-pointers in the loss, but he will need to be on top of his game again on Wednesday in a crucial matchup with the Blazers. Both the Rockets and the Blazers have 27 losses on the season.
Feb 10 - 2:01 AM

James Harden (finger) will play Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

Harden is not on the Rockets' injury report, and was a full participant during shootaround, so there's no reason to believe he'll miss Tuesday's matchup against the defending champs. Go ahead and get him active.
Feb 9 - 5:01 PM

James Harden (finger) believes that he should be all right.

"My middle finger bent back," Harden said. "It's swollen a little bit, but it should be all right." Harden didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was likely due to the lopsided score and he said that it would've have been "pointless" for him to keep playing. Harden should be considered day-to-day, but it would be surprising if he didn't play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.
Feb 7 - 10:21 AM

James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray.
Feb 6 - 7:36 PM

James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues.
Feb 5 - 12:30 AM

James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games.
Feb 2 - 11:24 PM

James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games.
Jan 31 - 12:19 AM

James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team.
Jan 30 - 12:18 AM

James Harden scored 20 points against the Spurs during a 130-98 loss on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

The Spurs can shut down basically any non-Warriors team, so this isn't a surprise to see Harden struggle. His owners should have high hopes against his former team when he takes on OKC on Friday night.
Jan 28 - 12:22 AM

James Harden dropped 35 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, adding 11 boards, eight assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

Harden shot 11-of-20 from the field and hit all 10 of his free throws with two turnovers. The Rockets have won three straight games and Harden is nearly averaging a triple-double over his last five with 28.2 points, 10.2 boards, 9.6 assists and 3.2 3-pointers per game.
Jan 25 - 11:41 PM

James Harden produced his second triple-double of the season during Sunday's win over the Mavericks, scoring 23 points on 7-of-18 shooting with 15 boards, 10 assists, two blocks, three 3-pointers and just two turnovers through 36 minutes of work.

Harden has been on quite the tear over the past four games, owning averages of 26.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 3.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 3.3 turnovers per game on 44.8 percent shooting from the field and 84.6 percent from the charity stripe. He's also on a career-best four game streak with at least eight assists per contest, and after a rough month of producing just third-round value he's trending back towards his first-round status.
Jan 24 - 6:19 PM

James Harden scored 30 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five 3-pointers during a 102-98 win over the Bucks on Friday.

It's his 18th 30-plus scoring game on the year. Harden's assists have been the story lately with 10.0 per game in his last three, but he did come into tonight with 5.3 turnovers per game in January. He's not having a great month and is just putting up fourth-round value in January. Don't worry.
Jan 23 - 1:37 AM

James Harden put up a huge triple-double against the Pistons on Wednesday during a 123-114 loss, scoring 33 points with 17 rebounds, 14 assists and three 3-pointers.

It was a career high in boards for Harden and his assists were a season high. Harden also hit his 1,000th career triple in this game and is the sixth-fastest player to do so in NBA history. If Dwight Howard (ankle) needs to miss time, Harden could post even bigger numbers.
Jan 21 - 12:31 AM

James Harden easily had his worst game of the season on Friday, hitting just 2-of-10 shots on his way to 11 points, five boards, five assists, three steals, one block and eight turnovers in 38 minutes.

Harden was horrific by all metrics tonight, but he should have no problem bouncing back on Sunday with a much more favorable matchup against the 9-32 Lakers. On the season, Harden is shooting just 41.9 percent from the field (his worst shooting percentage since his rookie year), which is why he currently ranks just No. 9 overall in standard 9-cat leagues.
Jan 16 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Ty Lawson
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Clint Capela
2Josh Smith
3Terrence Jones
4Montrezl Harrell
5Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard