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Here is a quick analysis of the flurry of extensions that were handed out (and some that were not) Halloween night before the league's deadline.
-James Harden, HOU (5 years, $78.8 million) – It was a no-brainer before he signed the deal and looks like even more of one now that he signed it. Harden rewarded the Rockets’ faith in him as a max-player by torching the Detroit Pistons for 38 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and four steals.
-Stephen Curry, GSW (4 years, $44 million) – Yes, his ankles might be made of twigs, but he is a point guard you can build around, especially on offense. His work as a playmaker has improved every year he has been in the league. A full year with wings like Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Brandon Rush should help his assist numbers.
-Jrue Holiday, PHI (4 years, $41 million) – So much for the max contract he was rumored to be asking for all offseason. Holiday has a lot of potential and this deal could become a steal if he has breakout ...
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According to a report, former Oklahoma City Thunder star (now Houston Rockets star) James Harden was traded from O.K.C. because of something he did with a teammates girlfriend in Los Angeles.The source says that Harden caught up with R&B singer Keri Hilson last week, at a Los Angeles nightclub. The source claims that one of the Oklahoma City Thunder executives took a photo of...
For Rockets fans, James Harden's outstanding debut with the team on Wednesday was reason for excitement. For many Thunder fans, it was reason to regret the breakup of a potential championship dynasty.
Harden's 37-point, 12-assist, four-steal performance in Houston's victory over the Pistons confirmed what many people have suspected for years -- that...
HOUSTON -- James Harden has agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract with the Houston Rockets.
The Rockets acquired the reigning
Sixth Man of the Year in a stunning trade with Oklahoma City on
Saturday night. Harden is expected to start when Houston opens the
regular season in Detroit on Wednesday night.
Houston also picked up the options for forwards...
James Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in a stirring debut for Houston, and Carlos Delfino made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lift the Rockets to a 105-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Detroit led 83-72 early in the fourth, but Harden and Delfino brought the Rockets back. Houston acquired Harden on Saturday night in a trade with Oklahoma City...
Tweet The Houston Rockets traded for James Harden hoping to get a cornerstone player for their rebuilding franchise. The Rockets now will have Harden around for the foreseeable future after agreeing to a five-year, $80 million max contract extension with the lefty reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Harden was dealt to the Rockets over [...]
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Harden ready for lift off
OK, I am done with the Rockets puns for now. The story of the day in the NBA though was James Harden's debut in a Rockets uniform. It was only four days ago that Harden was surprisingly traded from the Thunder to the Rockets. He has barely had time...
ATLANTA (AP) -- James Harden continued to shine at the start of his Houston career, scoring a career-high 45 points to lead the Rockets to a 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Harden, traded to the Rockets from Oklahoma City on Saturday, topped 30 points for the second time in his first week with his new team.
Jeremy Lin had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven...
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We all know James Harden is a foundational type player. He, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook were the Western Conference’s version of the big three…so why did he suddenly get shipped to Houston? Rumor has it James Harden was traded from the OKC Thunder to the Houston Rockets because he was hitting on his teammates girl. The word on...
44 minutes, 37 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block. Those numbers have to hurt the Thunder at least a little bit. Yeah it was only one game, but that one game was indicative of what they will be missing out on moving forward. There was James Harden, a central cog in the Thunder’s run to the Finals last year and a figured future cornerstone of the franchise, dropping...
James Harden paid immediate dividends for the Houston Rockets.
The new-look Atlanta Hawks hope their offseason moves will give them the financial flexibility to move in a more successful direction.
Harden will look to build on an impressive team debut Friday night when the host Hawks kick off their 2012-13 season.
Just four days after being acquired from Oklahoma City in a surprising...
James Harden stole the spotlight in the Houston Rockets 105-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, but Mizzou hoops fans will be happy to know a former Tiger also had a good night in his NBA debut.
Former Mizzou star Kim English, who was selected in the second round of this past season's NBA draft, made his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons and played well in...
Finishing games is something this young Pistons team will have to grasp after blowing a second half 11 point lead en route to a 105-96 loss to the Houston Rockets opening night from The Palace.
The Pistons will also need to learn how to limit the open looks beyond the arc.
Recently acquired James Harden was 4 for 10 beyond three-point range to finish the night with 37 points and...