James Harden: Durant, Westbrook ‘Have To Figure It Out Themselves

Four years before Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder via free agency, James Harden was traded by the team to the Houston Rockets. Harden has remained close with both Durant and Russell Westbrook, who have had a famously icy rivalry in the months since Durant signed with the Warriors. “They’re two grown men,” Harden […]

Mike D’Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach

With James Harden playing the type of basketball Daryl Morey has touted for years, he perhaps is the star the most embodies the advanced-stats ethos. “I would say it transcends that,” Morey said. “That’s making it too small. I think he’s maybe the greatest off-the-dribble driver of all time, in terms of his ability to […]

James Harden reaches MJ level with back-to-back 40-point triple-doubles

James Harden reaches MJ level with back-to-back 40-point triple-doubles

James Harden dropped 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists on the Charlotte Hornets in a 121-114 win on Tuesday night, his second straight 40-point triple-double and his third of the season. Harden became just the fourth player in NBA history to record back-to-back 40-point triple-doubles, joining some pretty elite company … including the guy who’s going toe-to-toe with […]

James Harden, John Wall Named Players Of The Month For December

James Harden and John Wall have been named the NBA Players of the Month for December. Harden averaged 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 12 assists as Rockets went 15-2. Wall led the Eastern Conference in assists per game at 10.7 (second in the NBA during December) while averaging 24.5 points (fifth in the East and 10th […]

DeMar DeRozan, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

The Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 18. DeRozan led the Raptors to a 3-1 week, averaging a league-high 31.5 points on 60.5 percent shooting to go with 4.5 rebounds […]

James Harden: I’m Having A Blast This Season

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are having excellent individual seasons, scoring, passing and rebounding for their respective teams. “I’m having a blast to be able to create, get guys open shots and just make my teammates better,” said Harden in a postgame interview on NBA.com when asked about his new role this season. With the […]

James Harden promises improved defense: ‘I’m more than capable’

After jettisoning Dwight Howard in the offseason, the Houston Rockets once again belong to James Harden. The Bearded One has come to embrace his responsibilities as a leader. He hosted a players-only minicamp last weekend, and teammates are raving about Harden’s sharpened mindset. After looking deeply into the mirror this summer, Harden even promised to […]

Rockets Hope They’re Back As Contenders

Four years ago this fall, the Rockets pulled off one of the bigger heists in recent NBA history when they got lethal scorer James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder for basically a plate of nachos. They immediately went about building a crew around the 2014-15 Kia MVP runner-up Harden, most notably with Howard, and […]