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James Harden | Guard | #13

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / OKC
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James Harden scored 20 points during a 128-110 win in Denver on Friday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.
Not a bad win for a team that didn't get into the high altitude until 5 a.m. following a win in Oakland. Harden's shot was off a bit and it took him until late in the fourth to make his trey, which made him the first player in Rockets history to make a 3-pointer in each of the first 20 games of a season. The Rockets are completely ridiculous with their 3-pointers lately, attempting 39.4 per game in their last five. Meanwhile, they've only taken 6.0 midrange shots in their last five -- Harrison Barnes has taken 8.2 midrange shots per game in his last five. Harden is an MVP candidate with his league-leading assists and has his team sitting in the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. Dec 3 - 2:57 AM

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James Harden scored 29 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday night, adding 15 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block.

Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season and continues to have one of the highest usage rates in the league at 34 percent. He accounts for 61.8 percent of the Rockets assists, 33.1 percent of the points, 24 percent of the steals, and 21.8 percent of the rebounds. He stuffs the stat sheet just about every night and remains a top five fantasy player.
Dec 2 - 2:13 AM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he eventually wants to get James Harden to 34 minutes per game.

This isn't the first time MDA has said he wanted to drop Harden's minutes, but he's played 37.6 minutes per game over his last five outings. Harden is still likely going to put up monster numbers and we're not expecting him to drop too far below his season average of 36.9.
Dec 1 - 9:39 PM

James Harden hit just 8-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 120-101 loss to the Jazz.

Harden led the team in minutes, but didn't play very well tonight. He hit 11-of-22 shots in his previous game and came into this one hitting 46 percent of his shots on the season. But he's at just 41 percent overs his lsat five games and the seven dimes tied his season low. Obviously, he's fine and will be ready to blow up again in the near future. Possibly against the Warriors on Thursday.
Nov 30 - 12:03 AM

James Harden lit up the Blazers' defense on Sunday, scoring 38 points on 11-of-22 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs, including a 5-of-12 mark from downtown.

Harden also dished out 10 assists with two rebounds, two assists and one block. His five turnovers actually lowered his average as the league-leader in that category (5.6 per game). The mountain of miscues take a toll in 9-cat leagues (and most points leagues), but for 8-cat purposes Harden is vying with Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant as the top overall value.
Nov 28 - 12:06 AM

James Harden posted his fourth triple-double of the season during a 117-104 win against the Kings on Friday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

The Rockets were spacing out the Kings out with their NBA record 50 attempts from deep. Harden is currently on pace to set the NBA record for most assists on 3-pointers in a season while he's also setting up his teammates for plenty of points in the paint. Harden also turned in his 13th triple-double as a Rocket, which puts him just one behind Hakeem Olajuwon for the Rockets franchise record. He'll get another awesome matchup against the Blazers on Sunday.
Nov 26 - 3:05 AM

James Harden racked up a dubious triple-double on Wednesday, committing 12 turnovers to go along with 29 points and 15 assists.

Harden's owners are used to distasteful turnover totals, so this shouldn't be a shocker. He added six rebounds with two steals and three 3-pointers, while making 7-of-13 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs, rounding out a glorious 8-cat line.
Nov 24 - 12:07 AM

James Harden scored 28 points against the Pistons during a 99-96 win on Monday, adding eight rebounds, 11 assists, one block, six turnovers and two 3-pointers.

He had a rough night shooting the ball, making 6-of-17 from the field and 14-of-19 from the line. Harden is still holding his assist lead with 12.4 per game, which hasn't really dropped too much since the return of Patrick Beverley. He may not have as many plays for him -- there will still be a ton -- but Harden could add more catch-and-shoot threes. He's still in the mix as the top player going forward, especially in eight-cat leagues.
Nov 22 - 1:21 AM

James Harden scored 31 points against the Jazz during a 111-102 win on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two blocks, four 3-pointers and no turnovers.

Dante Exum is probably going to have nightmares after this one. It was Harden's first game without a turnover this season and the first time he's done so since Dec. 2, 2015. He has his Rockets at 8-5 and is right at the top of the MVP ranks. Obviously his fantasy owners are loving his performance this season.
Nov 19 - 9:01 PM

James Harden bounced back from a 13-point night in a big way with 26 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and three 3-pointers, while also committing just four turnovers.

He's simply ridiculous right now and just missed a triple-double by halftime with 18 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. This game was a Rockets blowout win, or Harden's line would have been even better. And despite the debut of PG Patrick Beverley, Harden made it clear that he's the real point guard for the Rockets. He's the No. 1 player in fantasy right now.
Nov 17 - 10:43 PM

James Harden handed out 13 assists and grabbed seven rebounds vs. the Thunder on Wednesday, but he was held to 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting with six turnovers.

Credit the individual defense of Andre Roberson for the scoring dip from Harden, who didn't get much breathing room to get off his shots. He's unlikely to have two straight scoring duds and draws a nice matchup vs. the Blazers on Thursday, so owners won't have to wait long for another gaudy stat line.
Nov 16 - 11:08 PM

James Harden hit 12-of-20 shots, 4-of-8 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 33 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, a steal, a block and five turnovers in 33 minutes.

Harden is just crushing this NBA season and would have done a lot more had the game not been over by the end of the third quarter. His assists and scoring are mind blowing and he's showing no signs of slowing down. He'll likely be up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, his former team, making him a must-start in every format imaginable, including DFS.
Nov 14 - 11:44 PM

James Harden had a triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, two 3-pointers and seven turnovers for his second straight trip-dub and his ninth-straight great line of the season.

This guy is insane right now and is clearly the No. 1 fantasy player thus far. He's the first player in NBA history will 24 points, 12 assists and six boards in six straight games, and is averaging 28.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. He also joined Magic Johnson as the second NBA player to triple-double against the Spurs more than once in the same season - Sick.
Nov 13 - 12:57 AM

When asked about James Harden's stats this year, coach Mike D'Antoni said "we said he would do that."

"Since they are ridiculous you have to be surprised," D'Antoni added. Harden is the only player in the NBA with double-digit assists per game and he's way up there at 13.0. He's also fourth in the NBA with 30.6 points per game on an magnificent 65.1 true shooting percentage. He's on his way to a historic season.
Nov 11 - 2:54 PM

James Harden triple-doubled during Wednesday's tough road win in San Antonio, finishing with 24 points, 15 assists, 12 rebounds, eight turnovers, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Mike D'Antoni said after the season opener that he hoped Harden could "double his number of assists" from last season, which would mean 15.0 assists per game. Harden isn't quite there, but amazingly he's dropped at least 15 dimes in five of Houston's first eight games this season. He only needs to stay healthy to vie for MVP honors in both fantasy and reality this season.
Nov 10 - 12:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Tyler Ennis
3Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku