February 13, 2019, 11:00 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden stayed in high gear on Wednesday, dropping 42 points (15-of-34 shooting) with five rebounds, six assists and eight triples in a loss to the Wolves.
Harden was seen limping at certain spots in the game but did not need to leave the court. An extended rest over the All-Star break should do him wonders. His streak of 30-point games is now at 31, the second-longest in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain still holds the top spot with 65, which he recorded in the 1961-62 season.
February 13, 2019, 9:49 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden remained mum about the severity of his sore left shoulder on Tuesday, avoiding to elaborate on how much discomfort he feels or how it could affect his performance against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Stemming from a collision with Thunder center Steven Adams on Saturday, Harden's shoulder discomfort prevented him from doing his usual shooting routine for two days, while Mike D'Antoni suggested that it had interrupted Harden's rhythm and led to his rusty shooting performance on Monday. His stoicism and MDA’s "we'll see" shrug suggests that Harden will likely gut it out through the All-Star break and opt for the extra rest next week. He is expected to play on Wednesday but make sure you double check before tip-off.
Source: Houston Chronicle
February 12, 2019, 5:54 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden (sore left shoulder) has been removed from the injury report.
Harden was already expected to play on Wednesday in Minnesota and this gives fantasy owners some peace of mind.
February 12, 2019, 1:03 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden's sore left shoulder is feeling better on Tuesday and he should play on Wednesday, according to Mike D'Antoni.
D'Antoni is "pretty sure" that we'll see Harden in Minnesota, and considering that he played last night and emptied the tank to keep his 30-point streak alive we'd agree with the coach's assessment.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 10:29 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden played through some left shoulder soreness on Monday but was unhampered as he torched the Mavs with 31 points and strong peripherals.
Harden went 9-for-23 from the field and 7-for-7 from the line to the net his 31 points while also adding eight rebounds, seven dimes, six 3-pointers and five steals to the box score. He's a machine that just prints out numbers. Big ones. Sore shoulders or not, the Beard will deliver.
February 11, 2019, 8:00 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden (left shoulder soreness) is available and will start for the Rockets in Monday's game vs. the Bucks.
Harden is an iron man who does not like to miss games. Ever. This is why it's not much of a surprise that one of the league's most durable players over the last four seasons will give it a go.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 2:21 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden (left shoulder soreness) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Mavericks.
We all know what Harden is capable of and he's been the number one player in fantasy over the past two weeks. It's good to see he'll be playing so deploy him in lineups as per usual.
Source: Hunter Atkins on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 1:33 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden scored 42 points on 11-of-28 shooting (6-of-16 3PTs, 14-of-15 FTs) with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and five turnovers in the Rockets' 117-112 loss to the Thunder on Saturday.
This isn't as beefy as it appears and Harden needs to All Star break as much as anybody, as he has carried an historic load for well over a month now. He has the 8-cat top ranking all but wrapped up and he'll do battle with Anthony Davis the rest of the way for the 9-cat title.
February 7, 2019, 12:57 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden posted yet another gaudy line on Wednesday vs. the Kings, hitting 8-of-13 shots from downtown en route to his 36-point performance.
The Beard went 13-for-26 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line, added six rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block to round out his line for the night. He also keeps his streak of scoring 30 or more points alive. It now stands at 28 games. He's on another level and well-deserving of another MVP nod.
February 4, 2019, 11:27 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden's unguardable tour continued on Monday against the Suns with 44 points on 15-of-26 shooting to go with five 3-pointers, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block.
Harden probably salivates when he views these matchups as he always puts up big numbers against bad teams. What's really boosted his value this season is the increase in defensive numbers. He's at 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game on the year and those numbers jump to 2.4 steals and 1.3 blocks over the past month. The Beard hasn't slowed down even with Chris Paul in the lineup as he went on a barrage in the fourth quarter, hitting stepbacks on anyone who wanted a piece of him. He gets the Kings on Wednesday and his former team, OKC on Saturday.
February 3, 2019, 12:58 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden was a one-man wrecking crew on Saturday night, lighting up the Jazz for 43 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, six steals, four blocks and four 3-pointers while going 12-of-22 from the field and a perfect 15-of-15 at the free throw line.
Holy smokes. While he was expected to do a little more than usual with Chris Paul getting a rest day, nobody could've expected this. Harden was one block away from notching the highest-scoring 5 x 5 line in NBA history. He's simply unbelievable.
February 2, 2019, 1:05 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden got a lot more help from his teammates in Friday's loss to the Nuggets and quietly posted 30 points (seven 3s), six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block.
While it may sound ironic to say he's cooled off with a 30-point game, it is, in fact, his lowest scoring outing in over a month and change. That said, the Beard has been on a crazy tear and this little speed bump should do little to slow him down.
January 30, 2019, 1:07 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden hit just 11-of-32 shots in Tuesday's home loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points with 11 rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block and six treys.
Harden hit 9-of-10 shots as his attempt to lap the field in 8-cat leagues continues, and he sets his sights on Anthony Davis in 9-cat leagues.
January 27, 2019, 9:54 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden put up 40 points on 14-of-27 shooting with 11 rebounds and six assists in a 103-98 win over the Magic on Sunday.
He made four 3-pointers and added four defensive stats (one steal and three blocks) to the box score. The return of Chris Paul did not seem to lessen his domination as he still ended with 40 points on 27 shots, so it will be interesting to see if that continues when Paul's minutes restriction is lifted. Keep enjoying history in the meantime.
January 26, 2019, 1:19 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden posted 35 points, two rebounds, seven assists, a block and two 3-pointers in Friday's 121-119 win over the Raptors.
Toronto is uniquely equipped to deal with Harden because of their wing depth, and we saw Danny Green pick The Beard up at full court early in the first quarter. He also saw coverage from Norman Powell and Kawhi Leonard, and overall he wasn't the offensive maestro that he has been lately at just 9-for-25 from the field. Still, Harden went a perfect 15-for-15 from the line and still dropped 35. Must be nice your off games to look like this. He'll slow down a bit with Chris Paul back in the fold but there's no reason to budge off current valuation — Harden is about elite as it gets in fantasy.