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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's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.
This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Apr 16 - 12:10 AM

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James Harden scored 29 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 100-90 win, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He's going to need a miracle to earn the scoring title and he's also lost a lot of ground in the MVP race because of how Stephen Curry is burying treys like the world has never seen. Still, Harden has been a monster and he's a big reason why the Rockets will play for the No. 2 seed on Wednesday. They do need a lot of help, though. Harden will be a top-three fantasy pick next season.
Apr 14 - 12:07 AM

James Harden made his own case for MVP honors during a recent interview, boldly claiming: "I am the MVP."

"I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with." The vote is going to come down to either Harden or Stephen Curry, and you can make a legitimate case for either. Harden may or may not be the MVP this year, but after having a career-year with the Rockets this season, Harden has likely carried a lot of fantasy teams to the Finals with his ridiculous stat lines.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 10 - 10:00 AM

James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field against the Spurs during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

This one is going to sting for the Rockets with the Grizzlies and Blazers winning tonight while the Clippers are on a four-game winning streak. In fact, it's very possible the Rockets fall to the fifth seed this weekend with a loss to the Spurs on Friday. They'll be in Houston for that one, though. The Rockets also set the record for most 3-pointers in a season.
Apr 9 - 12:47 AM

James Harden put on a show during Sunday's win over OKC, scoring 41 points on 12-of-22 shooting (11-of-13 from the stripe), with six rebounds, six assists, six 3-pointers, three steals and three turnovers through 38 minutes of action.

This was Harden's 10th 40-point game on the season, which is the second-most in Rockets' franchise history only behind Moses Malone's twelve 40-point games during the 1981-82 season. He also hit two back-to-back dagger treys as the game was coming to a close before fouling out, and this is yet another game to add to Harden's bid for MVP this season. He'll be on a lot of championship fantasy teams when all is said and done.
Apr 5 - 3:58 PM

James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line for 24 points during a 108-101 win at Dallas on Thursday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

This line would be awesome for almost anyone else, but not The Beard considering it was less than half of his 51-point explosion from Wednesday. Harden was on some kind of tear in his previous eight games, averaging 34.3 points, 5.3 boards, 6.4 dimes, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 3.4 treys. The Rockets also had a ton of games in the past two weeks, so there's a very good chance his owners will be playing for a fantasy championship.
Apr 3 - 12:03 AM

James Harden hit 16-of-25 shots, 8-of-9 3-pointers and 11-of-13 free throws for 51 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Kings.

Harden and DeMarcus Cousins put on a show tonight, but Harden had the last laugh. Yeah, he had seven turnovers, but that's a small price to pay for such a massive stat line. Harden was already the favorite for MVP and tonight's game is only going to get the people in his corner more fired up about it.
Apr 2 - 12:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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