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James Harden | Guard | #13

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / OKC
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James Harden surpassed the 40-point mark for the sixth time this season Monday, scoring 47 points (14-of-31 FG, 15-of-16 FT) with six rebound, five assists, five steals and four 3-pointers in 41 minutes vs. the Jazz.
This the second time in the last three games that Harden has scored at least 40, as he dropped 50 points on the Lakers December 13. After averaging just 6.5 free throws per contest in the five games prior, The Beard has attempted 16 per night in his last three outings. And when Harden's getting to the line at that rate he's nearly impossible for opposing teams to slow down. Dec 17 - 10:44 PM

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James Harden scored 32 points (9-of-14 FG, 11-of-13 FT) with 12 rebounds, ten assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Harden, who went off for 50 points, 11 assists and ten rebounds in Thursday’s win over the Lakers, tallied his third triple-double of the season. Not only did Harden get to the foul line as usual, but he also posted his best single-game field goal percentage of the season to date. Next up for Harden and the Rockets is a matchup with the Jazz Monday night, and he’s averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 3-pointers per game in two meetings this season.
Dec 15 - 10:19 PM

James Harden put up one of his patented monster triple-doubles during a 126-111 win over the Lakers on Thursday, scoring 50 points with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, six turnovers and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He made 14-of-26 from the field and 18-of-19 from the line as he destroyed the Lakers to lead Houston to a 36-23 advantage in the fourth. This is Harden's fourth 50-point triple-double to break a time with Russell Westbrook for the most of those in NBA history while Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor are the only others with multiple 50-point trip-dubs in their careers. Harden had a 44.3 usage rate tonight for the sixth time he's been over 40 on the year, and he is way ahead of the rest of the league in that department at 36.5 in his 24 games (Kevin Durant is second among qualifiers at 31.3).
Dec 13 - 11:19 PM

James Harden scored 35 points during a 107-104 loss to the Mavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block, six turnovers and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He was in foul trouble early with three fouls in the first quarter, but Harden made up the minutes in the second half with 20 minutes. The Rockets can't get it in gear this season and are now on another three-game losing streak to move them to second-to-last place with only the Suns behind them. Harden has tried to carry his team in the last two losses with 41.9 and 42.9 usage rates in the second halves of those games, and he'll likely be even busier to dig his team out of this hole. Even though the Rockets are struggling mightily, Harden is still a top-five fantasy player.
Dec 8 - 8:43 PM

James Harden scored a season-low 15 points during a 118-91 loss against the Jazz on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

He made just 5-of-16 from the field and also his dimes were his lowest in a game this year. The Jazz looked to have really targeted Harden on defense, and it looked to wear him down in the second half. The Rockets have now scored 91 points in back-to-back games after scoring under 95 points just four times last season. Harden's fantasy value has still held together as a top-five player per game, but obviously the Rockets have some work to go to get back on track.
Dec 7 - 1:22 AM

James Harden scored 29 points (8-of-17 FG, 10-of-13 FT) with eight assists, four rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes Monday against the Timberwolves.

While Harden was unable to reach the 30-point mark for a second consecutive game, he did manage to lead the Rockets in scoring in a 12-point loss to Minnesota. While the 3-of-7 night from three doesn't jump off of the box score, over his last four games the reigning MVP is shooting 40% from beyond the arc. That's a slight improvement on his percentage for the season to date, 37.2%.
Dec 4 - 12:32 AM

James Harden scored 30 points (9-of-16 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, seven assists, one block, one steal, six 3-pointers, and seven turnovers in 30 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

Harden scored at least 30 points for the ninth time this season, with six of those coming in his last eight games. After a sluggish start by his standards, he's back to producing monster lines on a nightly basis and is showing why he's a fantasy superstar.
Dec 1 - 10:41 PM

James Harden scored 23 points (9-of-20 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, one block, three 3-pointers, and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

Harden notched his fourth straight double-double with assists in this one. He only played 28 minutes because they were up big, which is the first time he's played fewer than 30 minutes in a game this season. The Rockets have been struggling, but the MVP hasn't been. He's averaging 35.0 points, 12.2 assists, 6.4 boards, and 4.4 triples over his last five games.
Nov 30 - 11:07 PM

James Harden matched his career-high 17 assists during a 128-108 loss to the Mavs on Wednesday, adding 25 points, 11 rebounds, six steals, eight turnovers and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The Rockets are in trouble right now and they're last in their division. Plus, coach Mike D'Antoni said he may preserve some of his injured guys, so there should be some big Harden lines on the way. Tonight, Harden joined Magic Johnson as the only players to get at least 25 points, 11 rebounds, 17 assists and six steals since steals became an official stat in 73-74. He'll be one of the most valuable players in fantasy and is on pace to be just the third player to lead the NBA in scoring and steals (Iverson, Curry).
Nov 28 - 11:09 PM

James Harden scored 54 points with 13 assists, eight rebounds, three steals and seven three-pointers in Monday's 135-131 loss to the Wizards.

With Chris Paul out of the lineup Harden was going have the ball in his hands even more, and he posted his high point total of the season Monday. He's now had at least one 50-point game in five consecutive seasons, with Wilt Chamberlain being the only player in NBA history who can claim a longer streak. Also, Harden now has five games of at least 50 points and ten assists in his career, the most in league history. If there was a negative -- besides the outcome -- it's the fact that he turned the ball over 11 times on the night.
Nov 26 - 9:56 PM

James Harden made 14-of-30 from the field and 7-of-12 from the line for 40 points during a 117-108 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, 13 assists, one steal, nine turnovers and five 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

And the Rockets are cold again with a two-game losing streak. As for the stats, there was little doubt Harden was set for a big night against a team ranking dead last in defensive rating, and not having Chris Paul put him in a spot for a monster night, too. In his 134 minutes without CP3 and Carmelo Anthony on the floor this year, he had per 36 stats of 40.7 points, 5.9 boards, 10.0 dimes, 2.4 steals, 5.1 turnovers, 0.8 blocks and 5.7 treys. He'll have CP3 back for Monday, but he gets another favorable matchup against the Wizards.
Nov 24 - 10:00 PM

James Harden scored 33 points with two rebounds, eight assists, one block, seven turnovers and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes against the Pistons during a 116-111 overtime loss to the Pistons on Friday.

He's coming off a season-high 43 points against the Pistons on Wednesday, and Harden has once again found his rhythm at the line. After a disappointing 73.5 percent from the line in October, Harden is now 41-of-43 (95.3%) in his last three games. The Rockets did have their season-high five game winning streak snapped, but obviously Harden's fantasy owners have to be pleased he's back on track besides some FG% struggles at times.
Nov 23 - 10:13 PM

James Harden scored a season-high 43 points (10-of-20 FGs, 19-of-19 FTs) with seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals, four 3-pointers and six turnovers in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Harden took and made a season-high 19 free throws in this one. He hasn't been getting to the line as much as he was last season, but it was only a matter of time. The Rockets are on a five-game winning streak and finally looking like the team most thought they would.
Nov 21 - 10:52 PM

James Harden scored 34 points (10-of-17 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs) with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

Harden is now averaging 29.6 points over his last five games as he and the Rockets finally look to be in a groove. It was only a matter of time before the MVP rounded into form.
Nov 18 - 12:04 AM

James Harden scored a game-high 27 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one turnover and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a 107-86 win over the Warriors on Thursday.

The one turnover is the highlight here after Harden averaged 5.0 per game over his last five outings, but he did make just 8-of-23 from the field as he continues to struggle with misses. Plus, Harden is starting to make his free throws again and was 7-of-8, but there was never any concern he would remain under 80% for long -- came into tonight at 78.9%. Despite the discouraging start for the reigning MVP, he is still a top-five value in fantasy going forward.
Nov 15 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Brandon Knight
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1James Ennis
2Gerald Green
3Danuel House
4Vince Edwards
PF1P.J. Tucker
2Gary Clark
3Marquese Chriss
4Carmelo Anthony
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Isaiah Hartenstein