James Harden SG  #13

Current Team: Houston Rockets

Born: Aug 26, 1989 (27 years old)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-5 (196cm)     Weight: 220 (100kg)

Hand: Left

Twitter: @jharden13

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesharden13/

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Houston Rockets)

Free Agent: PO-2019; UFA-2020

Current Agent: Rob Pelinka

Draft Entry: 2009 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2009 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 3, Oklahoma City Thunder

Pre-Draft Team: Arizona State (So)

High School: Artesia High School [Lakewood, California]

James Harden News

Rockets To Offer Full Four-Year $168M Extension To James Harden
The extension would give James Harden a starting salary of $37.5 million in 19-20.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Westbrook, Harden, Wall Join Curry In Eligibility For DPVE In 2017
Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall and Stephen Curry will be eligible for the Designated Player Veteran Extension in July.

Bobby Marks/The Vertical

Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season
James Harden missed only one game during the regular season and logged 2,947 minutes.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

James Harden Takes Blame For Rockets' Playoff Exit
James Harden scored 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting to go with seven assists and six turnovers.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Recruiting From Harden, Ariza Helped Rockets Sign Eric Gordon
James Harden and Trevor Ariza played significant roles in convincing Eric Gordon to sign with the Rockets.

Reid Laymance/Houston Chronicle

Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
The Thunder were +15 when Russell Westbrook was on the floor and -58 with him on the bench in their five-game series

Matt Moore/CBS Sports

James Harden Reveals He Injured Ankle In Game 3
James Harden went 5-for-16 from the field (including 0-for-7 from 3-point range) and scored 16 points in Game 4.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

James Harden Wants To Play Every Night, Avoid Rest
James Harden has no intention of resting during the regular season, urging Mike D'Antoni to keep playing him.

ESPN

Straw Poll Of 106 Media Members Shows Harden Ahead Of Westbrook In MVP Race
James Harden received 53 first-place votes while Russell Westbrook had 26 first-place votes.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Unnamed Head Coach: James Harden Has Become Steve Nash On Steroids
James Harden has simplified his life this season, no longer dating Khloe Kardashian, no longer playing beside Dwight Howard and playing point guard under Mike D'Antoni.

Lee Jenkins/Sports Illustrated

James Harden: Durant, Westbrook 'Have To Figure It Out Themselves'
James Harden has remained close with both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Scott Cacciola/New York Times

LeBron, Durant, Curry, Harden, Westbrook Comprise NBA's Top-5 In Total Earnings
LeBron James is the highest-paid player in the NBA in terms of total earnings for the third straight year at $88 million.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Mike D'Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach
Daryl Morey describes James Harden as "maybe the greatest off-the-dribble driver of all time."

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

James Harden: I Was Shocked By Mike D'Antoni's Point Guard Idea
Mike D'Antoni saw a way to make James Harden even better.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Rockets Proposed Supermax Rule Of New CBA
The Rockets were the team that initially proposed the NBA's new supermax contract extension rule and pushed for it throughout the process.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Russell Westbrook, James Harden Will Be Grandfathered Into Super-Max
Both James Harden and Russell Westbrook signed extensions in the 2016 offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertial

DeMar DeRozan, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors to a 3-1 week, averaging a league-high 31.5 points on 60.5 percent shooting to go with 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

RealGM Staff Report

Mike D'Antoni: Rockets Have Same Philosophy, From Owner To GM To Star
The Rockets are playing with pace and efficiency on offense with their system built around James Harden.

Sam Amick/USA Today

James Harden: Thunder Now A One-Man Show
James Harden and Russell Westbrook are each posting more than 30 points, eight rebounds and nearly 10 assists per game so far this season.

Jenny Dial Creech/Houston Chronicle

James Harden: I'm Having A Blast This Season
James Harden and Russell Westbrook are having excellent individual seasons, scoring, passing and rebounding for their respective teams.

RealGM Staff Report

James Harden Calls 15-16 'Growth Year'
James Harden has his swagger back this season, averaging 31.6 points, 12.7 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Michael Lee/The Vertical

James Harden: Dwight And I Had No Beef, It Just Didn't Work Out
A source said the relationship between Dwight Howard and James Harden was "cordially bad."

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

James Harden: I've Been Running Offense Since I've Been In Houston
James Harden's assists are up this season, averaging 12.4 per game.

Jared Dubin/Fansided

James Harden Excited To Increase Assists As Rockets Enter Season With 'Different Vibe'
While James Harden has always been a prolific scorer, his ability as a passer may return to the public consciousness this season under Mike D'Antoni.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Rockets' Management Pushed For Clint Capela To Play Over Dwight Howard
Input from James Harden influenced Houston's desire to decrease the minutes of Dwight Howard but team sources insist Harden was never part of those discussions.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Kevin McHale Doubts James Harden Evolve Into True Faciliator
Kevin McHale coached James Harden for several seasons with the Rockets.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Rockets To Make James Harden Their Full-Time Point Guard
Under the new up-tempo offense, Mike D'Antoni has decided to put the ball in James Harden's hands more than last season, like a traditional point guard.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Kevin Durant: Nobody Appreciates James Harden Except Other Players
Kevin Durant and James Harden were teammates for several seasons with the Thunder.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

James Harden, Rockets Agree To Four-Year, $118M Renegotiated Extension
In total, the Rockets are paying James Harden an additional $83.5 million over the next four years.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

James Harden Withdraws From 2016 Olympics
James Harden played for the United States in both the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Cup.

RealGM Staff Report

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