Harden is expected to join the Rockets in the Orlando bubble in three or four days, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports. It's still unclear why Harden and Russell Westbrook are delaying their entry into the bubble, but they'll be joining the team shortly. The Rockets' first game is July 31 against the Mavericks.
Harden did not travel with the Rockets on Thursday to Orlando and will join the team in the near future, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. It's not immediately clear why Harden is delaying his entry, though there doesn't seem to be any concern. Russell Westbrook opted to delay his entry into the bubble as well.
Harden posted 37 points (11-19 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 10-14 FT), seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 117-111 win over the Timberwolves. Harden shot just 32.5 percent from the field during the Rockets' four-game losing streak, but he bounced back admirably here and carried his team to a win. The star shooting guard remains productive regardless of his team's struggles, however, and he should continue to be one of the league's main scoring threats regardless of what happens with Houston. For what is worth, he has reached the 30-point plateau thrice during his last five games.
Harden tallied 23 points (6-19 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 8-10 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Magic. Harden went minus-15 across 32 minutes of action as Houston dropped its fourth straight game. During this skid, Harden has averaged 26.0 points per game, but he's shot just 32.5 percent from the field, including 19 percent from three. That's a far cry from his season-long averages of 34.3 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting (and 35 percent from downtown).
Harden notched 16 points (4-17 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 8-11 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes during Thursday's 120-105 loss to the Clippers. This was Harden's fourth lowest-scoring game of the 2019-20 season, as he looked uncomfortable all game long and missed his eight attempts from three-point range, making it just the second time in the entire season that he hasn't made at least one shot from beyond the arc. The star shooting guard will try to bounce back Saturday at Charlotte.
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