2:50 PM EST, Tue December 06, 2016

Fantasy Update

Dec 5, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
“Since I’ve been a part of this league, I can’t recall when they’ve actually made rules that have actually helped to improve the game of basketball,” Draymond Green’s agent B.J. Armstrong said. Draymond Green’s agent B.J. Armstrong staunchly defended his client in an interview with USA TODAY Sports about backlash from Green’s “unnatural acts,” something stemming from Green kicking James Harden in the face in a Friday game. "The fact that everyone is trying to cover their positions or justifying why they did what they did, the (league's perspective) was kind of...
Dec 4, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Green slammed the NBA and called Harden’s under-the-arm layups “unnatural acts,” a term the NBA coined for Green’s recurring hits to opponents’ groin areas. Over the summer, the NBA identified a new point of emphasis: limiting the types of hits Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams endured while dueling Golden State’s Draymond Green.
Dec 2, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Dec 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday: Rockets 132, Warriors 127 (double overtime) James Harden converted two free throws and Eric Gordon added an interior hoop following a flagrant foul on Draymond Green, propelling the Houston Rockets to a 132-127 double-overtime road victory that ended the Golden State Warriors 12-game winning streak on Thursday night. Harden finished with a 29-point, 15-rebound, 13-assist triple-double for the Rockets (12-7), who had lost eight in a row to the Warriors. ...
The Dream Shake 5 hours ago
James Harden gets Monday night’s game ball

James Harden gets Monday night’s game ball

The Beard had 10 turnovers, but was the force behind the win. In order to turn their two-game win streak into three, the Houston Rockets had to fight tooth and nail with the Boston Celtics up until the last second of the game. Leading 107-104 with 16 seconds in the game James Harden not only turned over the ball, but he hit Marcus Smart with an elbow, drawing a flagrant foul. The Rockets would end up surviving with a 107-106 win, but no doubt the final few seconds were a nail-biter. Despite Trevor Ariza being listed as questionable before the game with back spasms, he played 33 minutes,...
CSN New England 16 hours ago

Marcus Smart takes a vicious elbow to the face from James Harden

Marcus Smart takes a vicious elbow to the face from James Harden
The Dream Shake Dec 5, 2016
The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 28: Quarterly report card

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 28: Quarterly report card

Ryan and Ethan take a look at the Rockets’ start to the season. The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No. 28 Hosts: Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein The boys get back in the swing of things with the podcast and take a look at the Rockets’ start of the season. Through the season’s first 20 games, the Rockets are 13-7 James Harden’s MVP campaign A look back at the Rockets’ preseason storylines Eric Gordon’s emergence The player rotation is set and emerge of Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell Donatas Motiejunas offer sheet and his possible departure to the Brooklyn Nets this week The...
Draymond Green throws James Harden under the bus trying to defend his own 'unnatural acts'

Draymond Green throws James Harden under the bus trying to defend his own 'unnatural acts'

Green slammed the NBA and called Harden’s under-the-arm layups “unnatural acts,” a term the NBA coined for Green’s recurring hits to opponents’ groin areas. Over the summer, the NBA identified a new point of emphasis: limiting the types of hits Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams endured while dueling Golden State’s Draymond Green.
Denver Stiffs Dec 2, 2016
ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on the Nuggets season, young core, and tonight’s matchup with the Rockets

ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on the Nuggets season, young core, and tonight’s matchup with the Rockets

ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco dishes with Denver Stiffs about the Denver Nuggets Tonight’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Houston Rockets will be broadcast on ESPN and called by Ryan Ruocco and Doug Collins. I was able to chat with Ruocco this afternoon about the Nuggets promising young core, the dwindling home attendance, and tonight’s matchup with James Harden and the Rockets. He had some nice perspectives on the team’s start to the season. Here’s what he had to say: On the Nuggets season so far “The win-loss record up until this point is definitely disappointing... but I...

Warriors game day: Will Golden State limit James Harden?

Will Golden State limit James Harden? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (156-26 with Warriors and overall); Mike D’Antoni, 1st season with Rockets (11-7 with Rockets and 466-433 overall) Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (26.6 ppg, 5.9 apg), SG Klay Thompson (20.7 ppg, 2.1 apg), SF Kevin Durant (27.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 6.9 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (4.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg) Rockets: PG Patrick Beverley (7.0 ppg, 3.9 apg), SG James Harden (28.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 11.9 apg), SF Trevor Ariza (12.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg), PF Ryan Anderson (12.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg), C Clint Capela (12.2 ppg,...
Hoops Hype Dec 1, 2016

Who's better: Damian Lillard or James Harden?

Former NBA player Eddie Johnson breaks down the games of Damian Lillard and James Harden.
Golden State Of Mind Dec 1, 2016
Preview: Warriors host James Harden & the Rockets to the Bay

Preview: Warriors host James Harden & the Rockets to the Bay

This great rivalry gets it’s first round of the year. Which team’s improved roster will come out on top? Game Information Golden State Warriors (15-2, best in the NBA) vs James Harden & his Rockets (11-7) How to Watch? Date: Thursday December 1, 2016 Location: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA Time: 7:30pm PST TV: TNT, CSN Bay Area Radio: 95.7 THE GAME Team Comparison The Warriors... now find themselves at the top of the league after the NBA’s best all had hiccups this week. Draymond Green returned to the lineup on Monday against the Hawks and delivered some of the most dominating...
Deseret Morning News Nov 30, 2016
Utah Jazz: Holding Harden in check paves way for Jazz victory

Utah Jazz: Holding Harden in check paves way for Jazz victory

Houston star James Harden managed to score 26 points in Tuesday's game against Utah, just short of his 28.9 pgg average, but...
The Dream Shake Nov 29, 2016

Rockets Surging in Power Rankings

The Rockets continue to impress and enter their road trip in the top-tier of the league. The Houston Rockets (11-6) have established themselves among the elite teams in the NBA and are being recognized for it. National media sites rank the Rockets as high as fourth in the league as the Rockets continue to progress and gel as a team. ESPN reporter Marc Stein praises coach Mike D’Antoni and says that he should be considered for Western Conference Coach of the Month for the “huge impact his system has made” on James Harden and the team as a whole. The Rockets have won...
The Dream Shake Nov 28, 2016

The Rockets’ rotation is set, good and doesn’t include K.J. McDaniels

Barring injury, K.J. is on the outside looking in. Mike D’Antoni has always liked small rotations, and it was only a matter of time before he discovered, after a few weeks of tinkering, what his cast in Houston would shape up to be. It seems we have an answer. Since Patrick Beverley has returned, the Rockets have played with 10 men: James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker, Nene and Montrezl Harrell. Over the last seven games, K.J. McDaniels has seen the floor just once, for five minutes in the Rockets’ first blowout win over...
The Dream Shake Nov 28, 2016

A current Rockets teammate influenced Sam Dekker's game

In today's Rocket Fuel: Kevin Martin says his goodbye to the league, while Sam Dekker modeled his game after a current teammate, who knew? The holiday weekend is over and basketball has returned to full swing! The Rockets have started off their road trip in comfortable fashion after two straight wins, so make sure you're caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! Rockets race by Blazers behind 38-10 from James Harden | The Dream Shake Missed the game last night? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a recap. Rockets' Sam Dekker once compared game to current teammate |...
The Dream Shake Nov 28, 2016

Rockets race by Blazers behind 38-10 from James Harden

The Rockets move to 11-6. James Harden was measured and lethal and Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and Clint Capela played like All-Stars around him as the Rockets went into Portland and took down the Blazers 130-114. Harden finished with 38 points on 50 percent shooting to go along with 10 assists. Eric Gordon shot 6-9 from three-point range and dropped 26 off the bench, much of which came in the third and fourth quarters while Harden was sitting. When these two go off, the Rockets will win damn near every time. Clint Capela scored a career-high 21 points with 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and no...
Portland Trail Blazers can't slow Houston Rockets in 130-114 shootout: Game rewind

Portland Trail Blazers can't slow Houston Rockets in 130-114 shootout: Game rewind

James Harden dominated the Blazers with his blend of herky-jerky drives, deep shooting and timely passes. Harden finished with 38 points and 10 assists. When it wasn't Harden, Eric Gordon did his best to deflate the Blazers with a series of long-range makes.
National Post Nov 24, 2016
DeMarre Carroll, Toronto Raptors reclaim defensive mojo by hounding Houston Rockets star James Harden

DeMarre Carroll, Toronto Raptors reclaim defensive mojo by hounding Houston Rockets star James Harden

Toronto forced Harden into 12 turnovers. 'We weren’t going to let another team just come in and run over us,' Carroll said

James Harden Photos

Rockets Player News

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    James Harden

    James Harden gets Monday night’s game ball

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    Ryan Anderson

    Isaiah Thomas blows by Ryan Anderson for the reverse layup

  • Clint Capela

    Warriors game day: Will Golden State limit James Harden?

  • Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon says his ankle is fine, will play Wednesday

  • Trevor Ariza

    Mike D'Antoni's system still works in today's NBA

  • Patrick Beverley

    Eric Gordon says his ankle is fine, will play Wednesday