JAMES HARDEN

James Harden Stirs It Up After Late Step-Back In Win Over Nets

James Harden was a facilitator last night because of his shooting struggles. But his step-back jumper sealed it in the final minute.

JAMES HARDEN

An Adolescent James Harden Foretold Stardom In Note To His Mother Asking For Extra Cash

James Harden is basketball's leading scorer. He grabs six rebounds and dishes seven assists per game while ranking third in steals, too. The Houston Rockets superstar might be the league's MVP frontrunner less than three full seasons removed from winning Sixth Man of the Year.

JAMES HARDEN

James Harden Crosses Ricky Rubio To The Floor, Drains Step-Back Trey To Close Third Quarter

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Andrew Wiggins was doing an admirable defending James Harden. As the third quarter clock wound down, though, the Houston Rockets MVP candidate drew a defensive assignment other than the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie.

#2015 NBA Trade Deadline

Deadline Detonation: Ranking All The Moves Of The Explosive 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

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The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone. Now we have to rummage through the aftereffects rubble for the 10 most important moves.

Pablo Prigioni

Report: Knicks Trade Pablo Prigioni To Rockets For Alexey Shved, Two Second-Rounders

The Houston Rockets not only stole K.J. McDaniels on deadline day, but managed to upgrade their backup point guard spot, too. According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, Kevin McHale's team acquired veteran Pablo Prigioni from the New York Knicks for a pair of late second-rounders and seldom-used reserve Alexey Shved.

K.J. McDaniels

Report: Rockets Get K.J. McDaniels From Sixers For Isaiah Canaan, Second-Round Pick

K.J. McDaniels has long been a favorite in these parts, and now the hyper-disruptive rookie will get a chance to charm a national audience. According to Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have traded McDaniels to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick.

JAMES HARDEN

Patrick Beverley’s Passing Struggles In Skills Challenge Didn’t Surprise James Harden Because ‘I’m The Point Guard’

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James Harden is never included in the debate about basketball's best point guard. His consensus nominal position is off-guard, after all, and the Houston Rockets MVP candidate boasts the numbers to prove it – he leads the league in scoring at 27.4 points per game. But that nomenclature and scoring production belies crucial context. Harden is his team's primary ballhandler and top playmaker, and is as natural a passer as close to any player in basketball. Even if his hoops id was more aligned with a traditional shooting guard's, though, The Beard says his team's roster necessitates embracing his floor general side.

CHARLES BARKLEY

VIDEO: Watch Charles Barkley Call Daryl Morey An Idiot, Then Rant Against NBA Analytics

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After Daryl Morey sent a tweet out criticizing Charles Barkley for his comments about the Rockets, Barkley responded by calling him an idiot and going on a rambling diatribe about NBA analytics.

Markieff Morris

Video: Markieff Morris Smashes Hammer Dunk On Josh Smith

The Houston Rockets' Josh Smith isn't the all-around athlete he used to be. Even at the height of his ultra-versatile defensive powers, though, we doubt J-Smoove could stop Markieff Morris when the Phoenix Suns forward challenges him with intentions like this.

PHOENIX SUNS

Watch The Phoenix Suns Muff An Inbounds In Eerily Familiar Fashion

The Phoenix Suns turned the ball over when trying to pass the ball after a made Rockets bucket. It's the exact same mistake the Heat made last week.

JAMES HARDEN

James Harden Says “I’m A Great Defender,” But Is He Right?

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James Harden recently told Bleacher Report, "I'm a great defender." And he says it knowing full well most people disagree. So how much better at defense is Harden, really this year? We try and figure his comment out.

PAUL MILLSAP

Hawks’ Starting Five, James Harden Named Players Of Month For January

James Harden was an obvious winner of Western Conference Player of the Month for January.

#DWIGHT HOWARD

Report: Dwight Howard Could Be Out “Extended Time”

Dwight Howard wasn't named a Western Conference All-Star reserve, but it's safe to say the Houston Rockets center has far bigger concerns than that.

Rick Carlisle

Parsons Says James Harden Is “Best Player In Basketball Right Now”

Chandler Parsons and James Harden have come a long way since the war of words over the summer after Parsons spurned the Rockets to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with the Mavs.

Smack

GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defense

Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace.


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