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  • Mike DAntoni - Coach - Houston Rockets

    Despite Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta stating his intention to bring back coach Mike D’Antoni, recent departures of key staff may indicate that the team is trying to nudge MDA out according to NYT’s Marc Stein.

    Large parts of D’Antoni’s staff including assistant coach Roy Rogers, assistant Mitch Vanya, video coordinator John Cho and player development coach Irv Roland (noted for his work with James Harden) will not be returning next season for the Rockets. There’s some speculation that despite Fertitta’s comments, GM Daryl Morey isn’t fully on board and might be the primary reason behind the recent firings. D’Antoni has one more season on his contract and it’s looking increasingly likely that there will be another shoe to drop.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    According to reports from Shams Charania of The Athletic, James Harden and Chris Paul differed about the Rockets offensive style throughout the season culminating in a verbal back-and-forth throughout Game 6's second-round loss to the Warriors.

    If true, this outlines deep discord among the teams two superstar players and their head coach. The report adds that Paul was pushing for more ball movement and distribution on offense and less emphasis on the iso-oriented approach that the Rockets heavily relied upon. The Rockets have the offseason to work on things, and with Harden and Paul making close to $80 million combined next season they'll need to figure out a way to mesh their philosophies quickly.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden dropped 35 points on 11-of-25 shooting with eight rebounds, five dimes, six 3s, fvie assists and four steals on Friday but it was not enough as the Rockets lost to the Warriors 113-118 in Game 6, ending their 2018-19 campaign.

    Harden was uncharacteristically off the mark from the free throw line, where he went 7-for-12 and he also committed six turnovers. The Rockets had a window to tie up the series with Kevin Durant sitting this game out with a calf strain, but it clearly was not enough of a handicap as the Warriors showed why they're the defending champs.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden hit 10-of-16 shots from the field and 8-of-10 from the line to finish Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Warriors with 31 points, four rebounds, eight assists, three 3s, four steals and one block in 45 minutes.

    Harden did his best to carry Houston but lacked enough support from his teammates in the first half, when Eric Gordon was having trouble finding his shot. The Warriors lost Kevin Durant in the third quarter with a strained right calf, so expect Harden and company to put on a show in a do-or-die Game 6.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden came up clutch in Monday's 112-108 Game 4 win over the Warriors with 38 points on 13-of-29 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Harden looked different out there tonight, pushing the pace a bit and attacking his matchups more aggressively than years past. He went 6-for-17 from deep and drew some 3-point fouls and came up with huge plays down the stretch to help even up the series. The Beard looks locked in and as a result, we're treated to an exhilarating offensive display between him and Kevin Durant.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden briefly went to the locker room on Monday after a Kevin Durant elbow to the head.

    Harden was lying in the floor for quite a while after the collision, but he stayed in the game. He took a short trip to the locker room late in the first quarter before returning to the bench. He should be good to go for the rest of the game.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden finished Saturday's 126-121 overtime victory with 41 points (14-of-32 FG, 5-of-13 3PT, 8-of-8 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and a steal.

    Harden hit one of his trademark step-back triples in the final minute of overtime that more or less put the Rockets over the top. He had a brief exchanging of words with Draymond Green early in the game when Green's hand happened to brush Harden in the eye, but The Beard didn't look to be having too many vision issues in this one. Despite a bloody eye, Harden's going to be putting up gaudy numbers for the duration of Houston's playoff run. He and his teammates will try and even the series up in Game 4.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    Coach D'Antoni has stated that James Harden is "good to go" for Game 3.

    Harden's eyes were visibly red and there was a real cause for concern regarding his sight, but he looks fully available for Saturday's Game 3.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden's cornea tests came back clean and he is expected to have no vision problems moving forward.

    Great news for the Rockets as Harden looks fine moving forward, and can be deployed as usual in DFS lineups. He'll be looking to put the team on his back in must-win Game 3 at home.

    Source: ESPN

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden visited an eye doctor in Houston on Wednesday afternoon after he was poked in the eye during Tuesday's loss vs. the Warriors.

    The Rockets don't stand a chance without reigning MVP Harden. The team is optimistic that the contusion and cut of the left eye/eyelid which hampered his vision in Game 2, will not continue into Game 3. Continue to monitor his status ahead of Saturday's matchup as Harden is a top candidate to build a team around in DFS.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden said he could "barely see" after Monday's Game 2 loss where he was poked in the eye in the first quarter.

    Harden sustained a cut on his eyelid but was able to return to the game and score 29 points on 9-of-19 from the field. The Rockets are now off until Saturday, which gives Harden plenty of time to try and heal up, but if his vision continues to be hampered it will be tough sledding for the Rockets, who are already in a 0-2 whole.

    Source: AP News

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    Despite getting roughly poked in the eye early in a 115-109 Game 2 road loss to the Warriors, James Harden (eyelid laceration) scored 29 points on 9-of-19 field goals and 8-of-9 free throws in 34 minutes.

    Harden didn't need to see straight to shoot straight after he returned from the first quarter injury. The Beard also added seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and three triples. Game 3 isn't until Saturday, so Harden may be back to 100 percent and able to put up the monster game that Houston needs in order to keep their hopes alive.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden (eyelid laceration) checked back into Game 2 on Tuesday against the Warriors with six minutes to play in the quarter.

    Harden sat on the bench for a bit to wait and see if his vision was well enough for him to play. He checked back into the game in the middle of the second quarter and looks like he'll be able to complete tonight's game.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden has returned to the bench after leaving the game with an eye injury.

    He looked pretty shaken up after getting poked in the eye going for a rebound and missed half of the first quarter. He's back on the bench and we'd expect him to check back in soon.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter