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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
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James Harden scored 28 points with nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings during a 100-91 win on Wednesday.
The Rockets will enter the break with a 10-game winning streak and they'll be tied with the Warriors -- the Warriors will break the tie one way or another in Portland. The Rockets didn't have their shot tonight and made just 14-of-49 from deep, but their 22-8 FTA edge was the difference. Harden is the MVP right now. Feb 14 - 11:24 PM

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James Harden led the Rockets to a 126-108 win over the Wolves on Tuesday, dropping 34 points with 12 assists, six rebounds, one block and six triples in 36 minutes.

He's just unstoppable. This was his 19th game of the season with 30+ points, his 20th game with double-digit assists and his 12th game with at least six 3-pointers. He hit 10-of-20 shots and 8-of-9 free throws, giving the Rockets their ninth straight win -- only the Jazz have a longer active winning streak right now (10). Harden will make sure his team gives the Warriors a run for their money for the No. 1 seed out West.
Feb 13 - 10:32 PM

James Harden scored 28 points in 27 minutes against the Nuggets during a 130-104 win on Friday, adding seven rebounds, 11 assists and five 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to limit Harden at the free throw line, but that didn't happen with 11 attempts in just 28 minutes. Harden received some MVP chants and it's becoming a very tough argument to make a case for anyone else. The Rockets are just 0.5 games behind the Warriors and they have the tiebreaker, so things are looking up as the possible top seed. Additionally, Bovada gave the Rockets the best odds to land LeBron James next season.
Feb 9 - 10:54 PM

James Harden took over against the Heat during a 109-101 win on Wednesday, scoring 41 points with four rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He had eight points in the last four minutes, including a back-breaking 29-foot jumper with 2:03 left. Coach Erik Spoelstra gave him in his props after the game because of how The Beard closed. "He's a three-way player. Add the ability to draw fouls and you've got a four-dimensional player," Spoelstra said. "He can get you to the rim. He can get you in mid-range. He can get you from the 3. He can facilitate. Then when the game's on the line, he was his best." He has to be the MVP favorite right now. If you don't think so, you may want to listen to the words of Doc Brown from Back to the Future because you're not thinking fourth dimensionally.
Feb 7 - 11:41 PM

James Harden scored 36 points, hit four 3-pointers and made all 10 of his free throws in Tuesday's win, adding four rebounds, five assists and a block to his line in 34 minutes of a 10-point win over the Nets.

Chris Paul hit 9-of-15 shots, four 3-pointers and all three of his free throws for 25 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals, also in 34 minutes, and as you may already be aware, these guys are really good. Only the Warriors have more wins than the Rockets this season and Harden looks like the favorite for MVP right now.
Feb 7 - 12:03 AM

James Harden went 5-of-16 from the field and 5-of-5 from the stripe on his way to 16 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

Harden faced little resistance on drives to the hoop, and he embarrassed the Cleveland bigs on numerous occasions when they got caught on switches. He did tweak his right ankle midway through the third quarter, but he played through it and didn't seem any worse for the wear, so we wouldn't expect Harden to miss Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.
Feb 3 - 11:13 PM

James Harden scored 28 points during a 102-91 win at San Antonio on Thursday, adding two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

It wasn't your typical win for the Rockets and Harden will tell you they won it with defense. "All night, we were locked in. We got stops," Harden said. This is a rather ordinary line compared to his 60-point trip-dub. The Rockets are still just 2.5 games behind the Warriors and they have the tiebreaker, so don't count them out for the top seed yet.
Feb 2 - 1:14 AM

James Harden hit 19-of-30 shots, 5-of-14 3-pointers and 17-of-18 free throws on his way to 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and a block, marking the first time in NBA history that a player has had a 60-point triple-double.

He scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and broke Calvin Murphy's franchise scoring record of 57 points, which he set in 1978. Murphy was also on hand to witness it and was shown cheering Harden's accomplishment. This was his third triple-double of the season and he could be primed to continue to go off for the rest of the week, as Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza were out for this one, and Eric Gordon left with back stiffness. Lastly, Harden played a season-high 46 minutes and 26 seconds, racked up his fourth 50-point game of the season, and set his own career high, which was previously 56 points. Big game, James!
Jan 30 - 11:53 PM

James Harden led the Rockets to victory on Sunday with 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

Harden didn't have the best shooting performance, going 8-of-21 from the field and 8-of-12 from the charity stripe, but we doubt his owners are complaining. Trevor Ariza went down just 30 seconds into the game with a hamstring injury, and Chris Paul didn't look quite right during the fourth, so it'll be interesting to see if those guys hit the sidelines on Tuesday with a matchup against the 14-34 Magic. Per nbawowy.com, when CP3 and Ariza have been off the floor, Harden's usage rate spikes to 43.0.
Jan 28 - 7:13 PM

James Harden went for 23 points with 11 assists across 34 minutes in Friday's 115-113 road loss against the Pelicans.

Harden hit just 5-of-16 from the field, and he was a dismal 1-of-9 from behind the arc, but he made up for it with 12-of-14 from the free-throw line while adding five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. He hasn't had any giant stat lines since returning from his hamstring injury, but does have back-to-back double-doubles as he slowly ramps up his production to the standards we've grown accustomed to seeing.
Jan 27 - 12:20 AM

James Harden scored 25 points with five rebounds, 13 assists, one block, one steal and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a 104-97 win over the Mavs on Wednesday.

The Rockets were firing away from deep as per usual with 51 attempts, making 21 of those. Harden posted his first double-double of 2018 after he posted three in his final four games of 2017. Harden's numbers are down basically everywhere this month, but that makes sense based on how he had a minutes limit to start 2018. He'll be flirting with top overall value in nine-category leagues.
Jan 24 - 11:03 PM

James Harden hit 10-of-26 shots, 5-of-13 3-pointers and 3-of-4 free throws for 28 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes of Monday's 99-90 win over the Heat.

Harden's been back for three games since missing seven with a hamstring injury and has seen his scoring improve in all of them. The minutes are back and so is Harden, and owners just have to hope he can stay healthy the rest of the way. Oddly, he hasn't been getting to the line since his return, shooting just nine free throws in his three games. That should change quickly and might be a sign that he's still not 100 percent confident in his hamstring.
Jan 22 - 10:23 PM

James Harden believes the Rockets are a true title contender this season.

"We’re for real, for real. We are for real as it can get," Harden said. "I have never been this confident playing in my entire career, not only by adding Chris [Paul] but the rest of our team. We have a team with depth that at any moment can impact the game. We just got to stay locked in the rest of the season." The Rockets put down the Warriors for the second time this season on Saturday, and they're certainly going to be a legit threat to the Dubs come the playoffs.
Jan 22 - 4:56 PM

James Harden scored 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

After the game, Harden said he still doesn't have his wind back, but you wouldn't know it based on how he came up huge late with a filthy step-back triple against Stephen Curry (video in link below). Yesterday, coach Mike D'Antoni said he was going to play him around 30 minutes, but on Saturday he added there was a "little bit of a tug of war" with him and someone else regarding the minutes cap. Harden probably won't have a cap against the Heat on Monday.
Source: NBA
Jan 21 - 12:11 AM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said James Harden's minutes restriction will be increased to 30 Saturday vs. the Warriors.

Harden logged 26 minutes in his return to action Thursday against the Wolves. He shot 3-of-15 from the field and finished with 10 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer. Most importantly, it appears Harden didn't suffer a setback. Once he knocks off the rust, he'll start posting the monster numbers we've grown accustomed to.
Jan 19 - 1:32 PM

Depth Charts

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