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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 Marcus Morris and Patrick Patterson for the 2013-14 season.
Rockets general manager Daryl
Morey called Harden a "foundational player" at his introductory press
conference this week. He'll become the featured player in Houston after
three seasons in a supporting role behind Kevin Durant and Russell
Westbrook in Oklahoma City.
Harden averaged 16.8 points, 4.1
rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Thunder last season. He started only
seven games in three seasons with Oklahoma City but became an
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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 [...]
With a new team and a new role, James Harden looked as comfortable as could be.
Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in a sensational 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...
The Oklahoma City Thunder got its first taste Thursday night of life without James Harden, part of a buzzer-beating 86-84 loss that should drive home the obvious and its consequences: A new era in Thunder basketball has begun, and that's one of several reasons the Western Conference is now up for grabs.
We're just a few games into the season, yes, but Oklahoma City's...
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...
When the Houston Rockets traded Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and 3 draft picks for Oklahoma City Thunder SG James Harden, there were many questions. Harden would be going from the 6th man for the Western Conference Champions to the star player for a rebuilding Rockets franchise. The Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 was now going to be the star for the Houston Rockets, but could he handle...
Maybe if the Thunder made James Harden their feature player they would have won the NBA championship, ha! Last night, in his Rocket’s debut, Jimmy Beard lit up the night posting 37/6/12 with 4 steals and 4 threes on 14-25 FG in a whopping 44 minutes. The guy didn’t come off the court, son! After the game Jeremy Lin said James better go for 40 points and 15 dimes every night because...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- James Harden quickly settled into his new role as the Houston Rockets' franchise player. Harden dazzled in his Rockets debut, pouring in 37 points as Houston captured a 105-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday. Harden, acquired from Oklahoma City in a blockbuster trade over the weekend, also contributed 12 assists...
The 2012-13 NBA season has begun. We’re two days in, and all we know is that the Los Angeles Lakers are 0-2 and stink and that the Rockets might have made the best trade of all-time after landing James Harden. Okay, well maybe that’s a knee-jerk reaction. The Lakers haven’t looked great, but it’s still [...]
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...