Harden registered 21 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds, 12 assists and two steals across 51 minutes in Wednesday's double-overtime loss against the Cavaliers.
Harden has only played three games for the Nets, but he has two triple-doubles and a double-double during that span. It's a small sample size and the turnovers remain an issue, but Harden has looked better than advertised since joining Brooklyn -- he has averaged 29.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 12.7 assists per game over his first three contests with the Nets.
Harden registered 34 points (13-25 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, 12 assists and a block across 41 minutes in Monday's 125-123 win over the Bucks.
Harden has only played two games for the Nets, but he continues to make history -- he became the first player in NBA history to record back-to-back games with at least 30 points and 10 assists in his first two games with a new team. Harden and Kevin Durant are already showing glimpses of the chemistry they had when they played together at the Thunder, and Harden's numbers -- and efficiency -- should only improve as long as he gets to know his teammates better.
Harden scored 32 points (8-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 13-15 FT) while adding 14 assists, 12 rebounds, four steals and a block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 122-115 win over the Magic.
It took a little while for Harden and Kevin Durant to get used to playing with each other again, as exemplified by their combined 15 turnovers, but once they found their old chemistry the results were, well, magic. In the process, Harden not only became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double in his Nets debut, he became the first player in NBA history to record a 30-point triple-double in his debut with a team. With Kyrie Irving (personal) closing in on a return as well, Brooklyn's new Big Three has plenty of time to get comfortable with each other before the postseason.
Harden (not injury related) is available and will start in his Nets debut Saturday against the Magic, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The four-team blockbuster trade has been finalized, so Harden is allowed to take the court for his new team Saturday. Kyrie Irving (COVID-19 protocols) is out, so Harden shouldn't have to worry too much about decreased usage in his debut, though he'll still have to share the ball with Kevin Durant.
Harden (not injury related) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic.
All of the players in the recent blockbuster trade need to complete their physicals before any of them see the court. As a result, Harden wasn't able to practice Friday, either, but there's still a chance the Nets will debut him Saturday. Kyrie Irving (COVID-19 protocols) has already been ruled out, so if Harden is in, he should still see plenty of usage alongside Kevin Durant.
Harden (not injury related) has completed his physical but will not be able to participate in on-court team activities until all players involved in the recent trade complete their physicals, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
A Saturday debut against the Magic hasn't been ruled out, but it seems somewhat less likely now that he hasn't had a chance to practice with the Nets and it remains unclear when everyone will complete the required physicals. If he's unable to go Saturday, his next chance to take the floor would be Monday against the Bucks.
Harden could make his Nets debut as early as Saturday's game against the Magic, Nets reporter Anthony Puccio reports.
Harden was already in Brooklyn on Thursday morning, but he must continue to provide negative COVID-19 test results before officially being cleared to join his new team. With two days to get acclimated before Saturday's contest, it's very possible Harden and Kevin Durant could take the floor together against the Magic, though the Nets are still expected to be without Kyrie Irving (personal).
Harden was traded to the Nets on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Several weeks after making his trade desire known, Harden will get his wish and head East to Brooklyn, where he'll team up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The details surrounding the trade are still coming in, but the Nets will send four future first-round picks, as well as four pick swaps, to Houston. In addition, the Nets will send Caris LeVert to the Rockets, who will flip him to Indiana in exchange for Victor Oladipo. The other team involved -- Cleveland -- will acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince from Brooklyn.
Harden didn't attend Wednesday's practice and is expected to remain away from the Rockets until a trade is reached, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Harden made it known during training camp that he wanted out of Houston and that sentiment has only intensified over the first few weeks of the regular season. The standoff between Harden and the Rockets reached a fever pitch after Tuesday's blowout loss to the Lakers, when Harden publicity reiterated his trade demand. Wojnarowski notes that talks between the Rockets and both the Sixers and Nets have intensified in recent days, so it's expected that a deal will be struck in the near future. For now, though, it's safe to rule Harden out of Thursday's game in San Antonio, assuming he's still on the roster come Thursday night.
Harden registered 16 points (5-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and a steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Lakers.
Harden has been a disappointing fantasy player -- for his standards -- as he has gone four straight games without scoring 20 or more points. That's his longest streak since he was playing as a Sixth Man for the Thunder back in 2012. Harden seems desperate to leave the Rockets and, while his numbers remain steadily above average, he hasn't been the fantasy stud he's been over the last two or three seasons.
Harden had 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine assists, six rebounds and two blocks in a 120-102 loss Sunday to the Lakers.
Harden has been quite off from the three-point line recently, shooting under 30 percent from that area across his past four games. He was also quite turnover-prone, with his seven Sunday being a season high. Harden will look to put in a better performance when Houston takes on the Lakers again Tuesday.
Harden scored 15 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 12 assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Pacers.
For the second straight contest, Harden had trouble getting his shot to drop and wound up with a season-low scoring performance, but he still came away with his third double-double in five games. He'll look to snap out of his scoring funk when the Rockets host the Magic on Friday.
Harden provided 21 points (5-17 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 10 assists, three rebounds and two steals across 38 minutes in Monday's 113-100 loss to the Mavericks.
Harden returned from a one-game absence and struggled to find his shot, but he was able to draw multiple fouls and salvage his point total at the charity stripe. There are bound to be some growing pains in the backcourt as Harden and John Wall learn how to play alongside each other. Once they settle into a rhythm, we should see the Rockets roll out with a much tighter offense.
Harden (ankle) will play in Monday's game against the Mavericks.
It will be only a one-game absence for Harden, who was held out of Saturday's game against Sacramento due to a sprained right ankle. Harden will re-enter the starting lineup Monday night, likely sending Eric Gordon back to the bench. In his last appearance (Thursday vs. SAC), Harden went for 33 points, eight assists, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 38 minutes.
Harden (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Harden was a late scratch from Saturday's win over Sacramento due to a sprained right ankle, and his status remains uncertain for Monday's contest. If the 31-year-old is forced to miss his second game in a row, John Wall, Eric Gordon and Ben McLemore should see increased workloads.
Harden is a late scratch for Saturday's game against the Kings due to a sprained right ankle, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Harden seemed to have suffered the injury late in Thursday's game, and he isn't feeling healthy enough to play two days later. In his stead, Eric Gordon will start and should see a boost in minutes, though he was originally listed as probable due to knee soreness. John Wall should take control of the offense.
Harden scored 33 points (10-24 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 9-11 FT) while adding six rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block across 38 minutes in Thursday's win over the Kings.
Harden scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the star shooting guard came up through in the clutch when the Rockets needed him the most en route to the win. Harden is no stranger to putting up monster stat lines, and he's already thriving in his first few games of the 2020-21 season. He has scored at least 30 points in each of his first three games of the year while also racking up 16 rebounds and 33 assists in that span.
Harden totaled 34 points (10-16 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six rebounds, eight assists and one steal in a loss to Denver on Monday.
With much of Houston's roster still away from the team due to COVID-19 protocols, Harden and Christian Wood have attempted to carry the offense on their backs. While the Rockets have lost their first two games, Harden has been a dominant force, averaging 39.0 points, five rebounds and 12.5 assists while drilling 11 three-pointers and shooting 57.9 percent from the field. Both John Wall (COVID-19) and DeMarcus Cousins (COVID-19) are expected to return to the lineup Thursday, but that shouldn't prevent Harden from putting up his typically fantasy-friendly numbers.
Harden tallied 44 points (12-22 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 14-16 FT), four rebounds and 17 assists in a loss to Portland on Saturday.
Harden nearly led a depleted Rockets squad to a road victory in Portland, but the Blazers ultimately prevailed on a late three-pointer by CJ McCollum. Still, it was a dynamic performance by the bearded superstar, who tied his career high with 17 assists and exhibited no signs of rust despite showing up late to camp and playing in only two preseason games. While the trade rumors may not go away and Harden could continue to push for a path out of Houston, Saturday's performance reveals why the perennial All-Star remains near the top of fantasy rankings.
Harden will be available for Saturday's game against Portland.
The superstar was ruled out of Wednesday's opener against the Thunder -- which was ultimately postponed -- due a violation of the league's health and safety protocols, but he's returned multiple negative COVID-19 tests and will be in the lineup for Saturday's contest. Harden's exploits during training camp were well-documented, and while he continues to seek a trade out of Houston, it appears as though he'll fill his usual role with the Rockets in the meantime. With several regulars -- including John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon -- all unavailable Friday, Harden could be thrust into elevated minutes right away.
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