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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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Moses Malone Jr. is suing James Harden for allegedly orchestrating a plan to rob him.
According to a report from Fox 26 in Houston, Malone Jr. is alleging that Harden paid a group of people $20,000 in cash to attack and rob Malone at a club last year. Apparently, Malone claims Harden was offended by a Facebook post from Malone that criticized Harden. Harden's attorney denies all charges on behalf of his client. May 16 - 12:28 PM

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Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he may consider giving James Harden more rest during the regular season in 2017-18.

Harden played poorly and looked strangely lethargic in the Rockets 39-point home loss to the Spurs in Game 6. He scored just 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting and committed six turnovers. He was also held scoreless and turned the ball over three times in the overtime period of Game 5. D'Antoni acknowledged that fatigue may have played a factor. "Maybe he does need to take a game off here and there. 'Hey, you're nicked up a little bit, don't play,'" said D'Antoni.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 9:19 AM

James Harden made just 2-of-11 from the field for 10 points during an embarrassing 114-75 season-ending loss to the Spurs on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in 37 minutes.

It was a really, really bad first half for Harden, who turned the ball over five times with just two makes from the field and didn't even attempt a field goal in the first half. With Harden's woeful time down the stretch in Game 5 coupled with this dud, one has to think if Harden was either hurting or maybe something wasn't right with him. The Rockets did have an unwritten agreement to play as much as they could during the season to develop their chemistry, and also going with a seven-man rotation in Game 5, so it's fair to say Harden just wore down. Plus, he was passing up open looks a ton during this game. All this said, Harden had an MVP-caliber season and will be in the mix for a top pick in fantasy next year.
May 11 - 10:38 PM

James Harden triple-doubled in Tuesday's 110-107 Game 5 loss to the Spurs, racking up 33 points (11-of-24 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

Despite the triple-double, Harden faded down the stretch and his potential game-tying 3-pointer was blocked by Manu Ginobili on Houston's final possession. Harden failed to score in overtime and was sloppy with the ball at times, finishing with nine turnovers. Fatigue was likely a factor, though it didn't help that Kawhi Leonard and Jonathon Simmons were all over him for most of the night. With the Rockets trailing 2-3, Harden will look to force a Game 7 with the series shifting back to Houston for Game 6 on Thursday.
May 9 - 11:42 PM

James Harden led Houston to a series-tying Game 4 victory on Sunday with 28 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers.

Harden had a total of five assists in Game 3, a tally he matched in the first quarter tonight as the Rockets roared out to a 12-point lead. He banged knees with Patty Mills in the third quarter and was in obvious pain, grabbing the outside of his left knee, but it didn't cost him any time. He should be fine for Tuesday's critical Game 5 in San Antonio.
May 8 - 12:10 AM

James Harden scored 43 points during a Game 3 103-92 loss to the Spurs on Friday, adding two rebounds, five assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He was back into a good groove on offense and went to the line 11 times to match his total in the first two games combined. Even with Harden passing out of drives, the Rockets just couldn't get open looks from three, making just 12-of-39 from deep in this loss. Plus, they only had nine fast-break points, which has also been a big part of how the Rockets score. The Spurs seem to have a good plan to limit this offense to a season-low 92 points, so basically the Rockets will need to make tons of threes to win this series.
May 6 - 12:21 AM

James Harden sounded like he was battling a cold on Thursday.

He did also suffer what looked like a minor hip injury on Wednesday, but he said he was fine on Thursday. The Spurs have done a great job in defending Harden, especially keeping him to just 11 free throw attempts in the two games combined. Harden should be all set for Friday's Game 3 in Houston.
May 4 - 3:07 PM

James Harden shot 3-of-17 from the field during Houston's Game 2 defeat on Wednesday, making two 3-pointers with 10 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

Harden tweaked a hip tonight, according to coach Mike D'Antoni, who insisted that he's not worried. "[Harden] is fine," he said, adding that the MVP candidate's health is the "least of my worries." San Antonio found success by rotating Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green against Harden defensively, complicating the chess match of this second-round series. Expect a bounce-back performance from Harden during Friday's home game.
May 4 - 12:36 AM

James Harden led the Rockets to a 126-99 win in Game 1 vs. the Spurs on Monday, scoring 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting.

One of San Antonio's top priorities is to limit Harden's free throw attempts after he averaged 14.6 FTAs in Round 1, but that's basically all the Spurs got right -- he got to the line just five times tonight. However, he was still dominant and pick-and-rolled the Spurs to death, dishing out a playoff career-high 14 assists with one board, four steals and three triples in 31 minutes. Harden didn't even touch the floor down the stretch with the game all but over by the third quarter, so he should be fresh for Game 2 on Wednesday.
May 2 - 12:32 AM

James Harden hit just 8-of-25 shots, 2-of-13 3-pointers and 16-of-17 free throws for 32 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in Tuesday's 105-99 win over the Thunder to win their first-round series 4-1.

Harden was easily outplayed by Russell Westbrook tonight, who hit 15-of-34 shots and 5-of-18 3-pointers for 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, but the Rockets were able to hold on for the win, helped by a 14-4 start to the fourth quarter in a close game. Most of Harden's help came from Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Nene and Clint Capela, while Westbrook didn't have the same support system in place, which was the case for most of the season. Harden's Rockets will advance to face the winner of the Spurs-Grizzlies series, and it looks like the Spurs will take a 3-2 lead tonight, as of this writing. Either way, Harden's arch nemesis (Westbrook) is out of the way and he can now focus on trying to lead his team to a championship, without all the triple-double and MVP talk getting in the way of his ultimate goal.
Apr 25 - 10:58 PM

James Harden (ankle) said that he will play in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Thunder.

"Got some treatment and I'll be ready to go tomorrow," Harden said before Monday's practice. "It's the playoffs, everybody is banged up so you just got to find a way to fight through it and find a way to help your teammates win games. For me, it's not necessarily scoring, I don't have to score a certain amount of points as long as I'm making the right plays and guys are getting shots everybody is in a good rhythm that's all that matters."
Source: ESPN
Apr 24 - 4:07 PM

James Harden didn't look great during the Rockets' Game 4 win over the Thunder, tallying 16 points, seven boards, eight assists, one steal, zero triples and seven turnovers through 39 minutes of play.

Harden struggled with his shot for most of the game, going 5-of-16 from the field, and he summed up his play as "terrible" during his postgame interview. He also said that he tweaked his ankle during Game 3, which may have factored into his less-than-stellar stat line, but considering the Rockets are off until Tuesday and he still managed to get on the floor for 39 minutes, it would be shocking to see him miss any time with this minor injury. We're expecting a bounce-back performance in Game 5.
Apr 23 - 6:58 PM

James Harden's 44 points were not enough in a Game 3 115-113 loss to the Thunder on Friday, adding six rebounds, six assists, one block, four 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 38 minutes.

With the Rockets down two on the last possession of the game, Harden attempted a 3-pointer before the buzzer and couldn't get it to fall. It did look like he was trying to draw a foul on the play, and it's hard to blame him after he went 18-of-18 from the line in this loss. Harden's consistent scoring to start a postseason has been like nothing we've seen in quite some time, becoming the first player to start a postseason with three consecutive 35-plus scoring games since Michael Jordan in 1990. You can pencil him in for another one in Game 4 on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 12:27 AM

James Harden went 18-of-20 from the FT line and 7-of-17 from the field to finish Houston's Game 2 victory with 35 points, eight assists, four rebounds and one steal.

The showdown between Harden and fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook was as-advertised tonight. Westbrook scored 51 points while posting yet another triple-double, and Harden's big line was bolstered by super-subs Lou Williams (21 points) and Eric Gordon (22 points). Patrick Beverley was also terrific, notching 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, six boards, four assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in 34 minutes. The Rockets are a handful, to say the least.
Apr 19 - 10:59 PM

James Harden finished Sunday's blowout Game 1 victory with a game-high 37 points on 13-of-28 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs, nine assists, seven rebounds, three steals, and just two turnovers in 34 minutes.

Harden went 3-of-11 from downtown, but as usual he was unstoppable when attacking the rim -- his first eight makes all came in the restricted area. He also torched the Thunder in isolation sets because they insisted on switching big men in screen-and-rolls, which left Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Taj Gibson defending him on the perimeter. Harden has been impervious to most defensive schemes this season, but OKC will likely tweak their approach for Wednesday's rematch -- just watch the video linked below.
Apr 17 - 12:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Bobby Brown
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku