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James Harden | Guard | #13

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / OKC
Contract: view contract details

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James Harden scored 29 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Wolves during a Game 3 121-105 loss on Saturday.
The offense wasn't the problem for the Rockets, but Harden didn't get much help from the starting frontcourt with a combined 17 points from Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela. Harden was defended well in this game and it could get easier for the Wolves if the Houston role players step up. Game 4 is Monday at Target Center. Apr 21 - 10:04 PM

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James Harden shot 2-of-18 from the field for 12 points on Wednesday, making 7-of-8 free throws with seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Harden finished 1-of-10 from downtown, yet the Rockets still pulled away for a 102-82 victory thanks to lock-down defense and big games from Chris Paul (27 points) and Gerald Green (21 points). The Wolves threw multiple defenders at Harden all night long and considering they held him to 11.1% percent shooting, it's a strategy we're likely to see again as the series shifts to Minnesota for Game 3 on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 12:13 AM

James Harden was phenomenal during Sunday's 104-101 victory vs. the Wolves, scoring 44 points (15-of-26 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs) with seven 3-pointers, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Before the game, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau suggested that Harden's defense is "very underrated," adding, "He's got toughness, he's got size and he anticipates." We're not sure the leading MVP candidate qualifies as 'underrated' in any aspect, but he lived up to Thibs' high praise with another completely dominant performance. If you exclude Clint Capela's terrific line, the rest of Houston's roster shot 14-of-42 (33.3%) from the field tonight -- Houston needed every ounce of Harden's two-way play to claim a 1-0 series lead.
Apr 16 - 12:04 AM

James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon will all rest for Houston's season finale vs. the Kings.

Ryan Anderson and Nene are also out of commission tonight, as is Luc Mbah a Moute -- Anderson and Mbah a Moute are the only guys with injuries that seem concerning, and even Ryno was a game-time decision.
Apr 11 - 9:05 PM

James Harden posted a game-high 26 points over 36 minutes but it wasn't enough in Saturday's 108-102 home loss against the Thunder.

Harden also contributed nine assists, four rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot while turning it over five times. His minutes were curtailed slightly because he was in foul trouble, and that didn't help Houston's cause as they dropped their home finale. The Beard will look to finish up strong on the road against the Lakers on Tuesday and the Kings on Wednesday.
Apr 7 - 11:41 PM

James Harden scored 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting on Thursday, to go with six rebounds, seven assists, three 3-pointers and eight turnovers in 34 minutes.

The points and assists are below his incredible averages this season, but no Harden owner can possibly complain after what the likely future MVP has brought to the table this season. The Rockets have just three games remaining, including a back-to-back to close out the season next Tuesday and Wednesday. Harden has said he would prefer to play out the string, but Houston will likely sit him out one of those nights.
Apr 5 - 10:57 PM

James Harden torched the Wizards for 38 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers, and also hit 9-of-10 free throws in a 120-104 win over the Wizards.

It's hard to imagine him not being named MVP and he might have sealed it with tonight's monster line. The Rockets have nothing left to play for, but Harden doesn't seem like he wants to sit out any games. Hopefully he's good to go for the next three games, but there's a real good chance he won't play in next Wednesday's season finale.
Apr 3 - 11:08 PM

James Harden scored 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

Harden had a tough time getting going against San Antonio’s vicious defense, not getting his first 3-pointer to drop until the closing seconds of the third quarter, and the Spurs also ran a lot of plays on offense to take advantage of Harden’s subpar defensive play. Still, he found a way to be effective by getting to the line (8-of-8), and he also did an excellent job of creating on the drive-and-kick. We’d expect a more efficient outing on Tuesday against the Wizards.
Apr 1 - 6:26 PM

James Harden scored 28 points with eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer during a 104-103 win on Friday.

The Rockets were actually down 21 points in the third quarter before they were able to earn their 62nd win. Harden came up big late and he went to the line 17 times in this game, which is more than the entire Suns team with their 13. He has now scored at least 10 points in each of his past 258 games played, which is the second-longest active streak (LeBron 867). The MVP will get games off at some point.
Mar 31 - 12:46 AM

James Harden will return to the lineup on Friday vs. the Suns.

He's been off since Sunday after resting on Tuesday vs. the Bulls, so he's going to have fresh legs against a Phoenix team that has the worst record in the NBA. In two previous games vs. the Suns, Harden put up 37.5 points per game. Gerald Green loses most of his streaming appeal with Harden back.
Mar 29 - 12:27 PM

James Harden and Clint Capela will both be rested on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

Coach Mike D'Antoni warned us that he's going to rest some veterans down the stretch, but this is terrible timing in what is likely the championship week for a lot of fantasy owners. This leaves Harden with just a possible two games this week against the Suns on Friday and the Spurs on Sunday. Chris Paul (hamstring) is probable for Tuesday and will run most of the offense, while Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will both see a significant bump in value. If you need triples, Green is a great streamer for Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 5:36 PM

James Harden was limited to 30 minutes in Sunday's blowout against the Hawks, but he was still able to roll up 18 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a triple-double.

Harden posted the fourth triple-double of the season, and the 35th of his career. The victory was also the 60th of the season for Houston, as 'The Beard' helped to set a franchise record. Houston called off the dogs in the second half after building a 24-point lead by halftime, and the starters saw limited work in the final 24 minutes. Next up is another potential blowout on Tuesday when the Bulls visit, starting a three-game week.
Mar 25 - 11:29 PM

James Harden is starting on Saturday against the Pelicans.

He did have a minor ankle tweak on Thursday night, but the MVP is a go for this game. He'll be a good bet for a rest night on Sunday, though.
Mar 24 - 8:09 PM

James Harden (ankle) is warming up for Saturday against the Pelicans and is expected to play.

There's no "will play" official status on him, but coach Mike D'Antoni didn't give any indication that the MVP is going to miss this game. We'll have another update when he's an official go.
Mar 24 - 7:07 PM

James Harden (ankle) is listed as probable in the game notes for Saturday against the Pelicans.

This is expected after Harden rolled his ankle against the Pistons last night. He did return and finished on a high note with 10 points in OT, but this is important to note on the front end of a back-to-back set. The Rockets are going to start to rest players and Harden has MVP locked up. Plus, it does make some sense to rest him Saturday to allow a little added revenge for Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson. We should get an update tomorrow, but Harden's owners should expect him to sit one game this weekend.
Mar 23 - 2:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku