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James Harden | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
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James Harden scored 24 points on 7-of-20 shooting (9-of-10 from the line), with six assists, three rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, one block and three turnovers during Sunday's win over the Wizards.
Harden has been on an absolute tear through the month of March, posting ridiculous averages of 28.4 points, 7.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks while getting to the charity stripe 12.8 times per game and knocking down an impressive 86.2 percent of those attempts. He's carrying fantasy squads through the playoffs, and he'll get four games next week. Enjoy the show. Mar 29 - 4:01 PM

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James Harden scored 33 points during a 120-110 win over the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and six 3-pointers.

He tied his season high in steals tonight and his six treys were the most he's made in a game during the second half. The Rockets were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Harden may have actually lost ground in the MVP race with Stephen Curry hitting a 9.5 on the Curry-O-Meter tonight.
Mar 28 - 2:13 AM

James Harden took over against the Pacers during a 110-100 win on Monday, scoring 44 points on 10-of-21 from the field and 21-of-22 from the line with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

It's his league-leading eighth game with at least 40 points to pass Russell Westbrook with seven. Harden is also the first player this season to score at least 40 points while making 10 or less field goals in a game. It's also his second game with more than 20 free throw makes in a game this season -- no other player has one of those games this season. He lost a little ground for MVP on Saturday, but he regained most of that ground tonight. His fantasy owners are going to love having him for a four-game run this week.
Mar 23 - 11:15 PM

James Harden cooled off from his huge Thursday night with just 16 points on Saturday during a 117-102 loss to the Suns, adding two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He only attempted five shots from the line and the Suns wouldn't let him in the lane nearly as much as usual. Harden also didn't play well on defense in what may have been his worst game since the break. His fantasy owners will obviously forgive him and should have high hopes for his production in a four-game week.
Mar 21 - 11:53 PM

James Harden scored a career-high 50 points against the Nuggets during a 118-108 win on Thursday, making 12-of-27 from the field and 22-of-25 from the line with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He's just the fourth player to score 50 on 12 or less field goals in NBA history and is just the third player since 1985-86 to score at least 50 points on less than 45 percent from the field (Kobe Bryant three times and Kevin Durant once). Harden is also the first guard since 2009 to put up 50 points with double-digit rebounds (Dwyane Wade). The Beard added another game to his resume on his case for MVP tonight and has helped the Rockets get to within one game of catching the Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed.
Mar 19 - 11:12 PM

James Harden racked up 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Orlando, but he shot just 4-of-14 from the field with four turnovers.

The Magic defense is poor, to be kind, which makes Harden's struggles all the more confounding. He took seven of his shots within two feet of the basket but simply couldn't get them to fall in the first half. Fortunately, the MVP candidate made up for it with a typically solid 8-of-11 mark at the free throw line.
Mar 17 - 11:31 PM

James Harden bounced back from Thursday's rough outing against the Jazz during Sunday’s win over the Clippers, scoring 34 points on 7-of-16 shooting, to go with seven rebounds, seven assists, three 3-pointers and three turnovers through 41 minutes of action.

Harden was also 17-of-18 from the charity stripe tonight, and his 17 consecutive makes from the line set a new career-high in free throws made without missing. This was his 26th game of the season with at least 10 attempts from the stripe, and simply put, he's been a monster this year. Look for him to continue his case for MVP honors when the Rockets take on the Magic on Tuesday.
Mar 15 - 6:38 PM

James Harden was held in check against the Jazz on Thursday during a 109-91 loss, making 3-of-13 from the field for 15 points with four rebounds, seven dimes, three steals and three turnovers.

The Jazz are the best defensive team in the NBA since Enes Kanter was traded and the Rockets just had a bad matchup. They live at the rim and they went up against two of the best rim protectors in the NBA, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors. Harden and the Rockets get a huge matchup against the Clippers on Sunday.
Mar 13 - 12:57 AM

James Harden hit just 7-of-19 shots, 4-of-5 free throws and zero 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday's loss to Portland.

It's not surprising the Rockets lost on a night when Harden struggled, as the favorite for MVP is clearly the motor that powers them. This was just his sixth game of the season without a 3-pointer, and the MVP race may have gotten a little tighter after this performance. Harden scored just four points after the halftime break tonight, but will bounce back in his next game.
Mar 12 - 2:19 AM

James Harden scored 28 points on 8-of-19 shooting in an easy 114-100 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding seven assists, four boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He did turn the ball over four times and nearly fouled out of this contest, but Harden did what was required to snag the win over the Nuggets. Harden is locked into an exciting race for the MVP Award with Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis, so his owners can look forward to may more enticing performances by Harden with fantasy playoffs set to begin.
Mar 7 - 11:47 PM

James Harden scored 38 points on 10-of-21 shooting (2-of-6 3PTs, 16-of-18 FTs) with 12 rebounds, 12 assists and one steal in the Rockets' 103-93 win over the Pistons on Friday.

Harden turned the ball over seven times but obviously owners aren't going to obsess over that on a night like tonight. Then there's also the small detail that he's the leading candidate for fantasy player of the year.
Mar 7 - 1:29 AM

James Harden returned from a one-game suspension against the Grizzlies on Wednesday during a 102-100 loss with 18 points, four rebounds, 13 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

Even with the sub-par scoring, he was still able to come up with his second-highest game for assists. Harden and the Rockets are suddenly on a two-game losing streak, but they'll get a Josh Smith revenge game against the Pistons on Friday. Harden is still in the running for MVP and is the top player in eight-category leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:16 PM

James Harden will return from his one-game suspension vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday, shifting Corey Brewer back to the bench.

The MVP candidate is boasting averages of 27.1 points, 6.9 assists, 5.8 boards, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers per game this season, so plugging him back into active lineups will be the easiest thing his owners can possibly do today. On the other hand, Brewer will return to his normal role off the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 4 - 1:45 PM

James Harden will be suspended for Tuesday's game against the Hawks for kicking LeBron James in the groin on Sunday.

We'll finally get to see just how valuable Harden really is. He's having one of the best seasons for stats in recent memory, so his fantasy owners should still start him with three games. With Harden out, there should be many more minutes for Corey Brewer and coach Kevin McHale may kick the tires on K.J. McDaniels. The violation is attached in the link below.
Mar 2 - 6:38 PM

James Harden is listed as probable for Tuesday against the Hawks with a shoulder injury.

For the past three months, the Rockets listing a guy as probable has been pretty much meaningless, so Harden should be good to go. He's putting up historic numbers this season and has been the a top-two player in fantasy for almost any format this season.
Mar 2 - 2:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela