James Harden

#13 SG / Houston Rockets / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 lb Age: 28 College: Arizona State

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  • Harden was added to the Rockets' injury report with a bruised left calf and is considered probable to play Monday against New Orleans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Rockets are likely just listing Harden as a precaution, but it's nonetheless worth keeping an eye on the MVP candidate's status as tip-off approaches. The 28-year-old is coming off of one of his best performances of the season Saturday in Portland, when he finished with 48 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes.

  • Harden collected 27 points (8-19 FG, 4-12 3Pt. 9-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 35 minutes Thursday as the Rockets topped the Jazz. Harden is an MVP candidate once again, but that shouldn't come as a shock to you. It's tough to discern whether the Rockets are a team that is built in Harden's mold to maximize his talents, or if Harden has molded himself to the Rockets style. Ultimately, it doesn't matter. The numbers tell a story of a team that is allergic to the midrange, and a player that is in complete control of what's going on around him. As a team, Houston takes almost half of their shots from deep, 48.6-percent to be exact, by far the most in the league. Harden drives the train, with a usage rating of 35.7-percent that tops the league. He continues to be, arguably, the most valuable guard in fantasy.

  • Harden scored 36 points (13-22 FG, 4-9 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go along with four assists, nine rebounds and two steals over 35 minutes in Sunday's 118-93 win against the Lakers. Harden continued to add to his career-high paces in scoring and assists, adding a team-high 36 points and nine assists against the Lakers. Averaging 32.0 points and 9.2 assists over his last five games, the Houston guard is holding steady with his season averages of 31.7 points and 9.7 assists. A scoring machine, Harden has yet to dip below 20 points in a game this season while shooting an average of 21.1 shots per game.

  • Rockets' James Harden: Double-doubles in victory
    By RotoWire Staff

    Harden collected 29 points (8-22 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 9-9 FT), 10 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 118-97 victory over the Pacers. Harden continued his stellar season, leading the team with 29 points in an easy victory. The Rockets look like they are the real deal this season, currently leading the Western Conference with an 18-4 record. Harden is making an early case to be the Most Valuable Player, an award that has been within his grasp over the past two seasons. The concerns about his numbers falling off with the addition of Chris Paul are well in rear-vision mirror.

  • Harden finished with 37 points (13-20 FG, 8-13 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes during Monday's 117-103 victory over the Nets. Harden kept on rolling Monday, connecting on a season-high eight three-pointers in the process. He continues to put up some amazing stat lines, even with the return of Chris Paul. His assist numbers have dropped slightly over the past five games with Paul on the floor, but he still remains a top-three fantasy asset, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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