7:25 PM EDT, Fri August 26, 2016

James Harden plays defense… with a twist (video)

James Harden is having fun in these summer games. After all his defensive lowlights, this is progress, I guess. (hat tip: reddit user GettingLostInDaSauce)

Jeff Fisher: Case Keenum “still clearly ahead” of Jared Goff

Rams coach Jeff Fisher has talked about getting rookie quarterback Jared Goff into this weeks game against the Chiefs while the rest of the first team offense is still in the game and the fact that Goff took snaps with the starters during Wednesdays practice suggests the team will put that plan into action. That

Thursday morning one-liners

Bills DT Marcell Dareus says his teammates have his back (even if the team doesnt). The Dolphins are looking to get more from their TEs this year. Undrafted Patriots CB Crevon LeBlanc could become the next Malcolm Butler. Jets RB Matt Forte looked good when he finally got to work. Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs has

Eli Manning “absolutely” playing this week

The Colts held quarterback Andrew Luck out of last weeks preseason game against the Bills with owner Jim Irsay writing that the reason was that Bills coach Rex Ryan never heard of the word preseason. That suggests that the Colts felt Luck would be at some undue risk facing the Bills, but the Giants dont
Chronicle-Telegram Aug 15, 2016

Browns Notes: Robert Griffin III gets early injury scare, says he's learned to protect himself on the field

BEREA -- Robert Griffin III was benched last year and didn’t take a snap. He’s also dealt with injuries that sidelined him.
The Dream Shake Aug 11, 2016

James Harden is finally working out with teammates in the offseason

Well, there’s got to be a first time for everything, right? James Harden made a surprise appearance at a youth basketball camp today, showing up at the Sports Zone to win a game of knockout and offer some pointers to the enthusiastic campers, reports KHOU. He also spoke to the media for a few and offered up this tasty tidbit, saying he’s currently spending his offseason working out with his teammates offsite for the first time since he’s been in Houston. Think about that for a second. I’ve been an ardent defender of James Harden’s this season, dubbing him one of the most...
The Dream Shake Aug 9, 2016

Rockets' James Harden, Adidas unveil signature logo with trippy video

Apparently, you get your "underground project" with a $200 million dollar shoe deal. Signature logos are par for the course now with shoe deals. So of course, after a season without his own signature shoe, Adidas has put together a personal brand for James Harden's shoes for the upcoming season. Adidas and Harden have hinted at the "Harden Project" of late and today, Instagram page for the Harden Project unveiled  what appears to be a close-up shot of an unreleased shoe with a personal brand logo for Harden. As part of the  marketing announcing, the Instagram page included a video...
Bullets Forever Aug 4, 2016

Why the Wizards can’t renegotiate and extend John Wall’s contract right now

Over the past month, we’ve seen a very unusual trend emerge in the NBA, where two star players have agreed to renegotiate and extend their current deals, rather than accelerate their path to free agency. First, the Rockets signed James four year, $118 million extension, with a player option for the 2019-20 season. Then, earlier this week Russell Westbrook agreed to a three year, $85 million extension with the Thunder that includes a player option for the 2018-19 season. Renegotiating and extending was a win-win for both sides. James Harden and Russell Westbrook get to cash in like the...

Kevin Durant: “Nobody appreciates” James Harden except for other players

Durant criticized voters for not putting his former teammate on an All-NBA team.
The Dream Shake Jul 29, 2016

Daryl Morey dishes on the James Harden extension and more to SI

The Rockets GM talks Beard, free agents and injuries with Sports Illustrated. Rockets GM Daryl Morey talked with Sports Illustrated recently, and he had some interesting things to say in regards to the James Harden extension and to the Rockets' offseason player acquisitions. First up, is the Harden extension, which will pay The Beard $30 million plus for the 2018-2019 season (in addition to $26 million this year and $28 million next year) in the only concrete extended year over his previous deal. Harden also holds a player option for the 2019-2020 season in excess of of $32 million. Despite...