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James Harden

27-Year-Old       Houston Rockets

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

29.1

REB

8.1

AST

11.2

STL

1.5

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

While Harden’s 2015-16 campaign was generally considered a disappointment, his counting stats actually improved nearly across the board. Harden upped his scoring from 27.4 points per game to 29.0, while also notching career-best rebound (6.1) and assist (7.5) averages. His s...

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Signed a four-year, $228 million extension with the Rockets in July 2017, which starts in 2019-20.

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James Harden NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 76 22.9 9.9 3.2 1.8 1.1 0.3 1.2 40.3 80.8 1.4 0.6 2.6 3.3 37.5 3.1 7.6 2.6 3.2
2010-11 20 OKC 82 26.7 12.2 3.1 2.1 1.1 0.3 1.4 43.6 84.3 1.3 0.5 2.6 4.0 34.9 3.6 8.3 3.5 4.2
2011-12 21 OKC 62 31.4 16.8 4.1 3.7 1.0 0.2 1.8 49.1 84.6 2.2 0.5 3.6 4.7 39.0 5.0 10.1 5.0 6.0
2012-13 22 HOU 78 38.3 25.9 4.9 5.8 1.8 0.5 2.3 43.8 85.1 3.8 0.8 4.1 6.2 36.8 7.5 17.1 8.6 10.2
2013-14 23 HOU 73 38.0 25.4 4.7 6.1 1.6 0.4 2.4 45.6 86.6 3.6 0.8 3.9 6.6 36.6 7.5 16.5 7.9 9.1
2014-15 24 HOU 81 36.8 27.4 5.7 7.0 1.9 0.7 2.6 44.0 86.8 4.0 0.9 4.7 6.9 37.5 8.0 18.1 8.8 10.2
2015-16 25 HOU 82 38.1 29.0 6.1 7.5 1.7 0.6 2.9 43.9 86.0 4.6 0.8 5.3 8.0 35.9 8.7 19.7 8.8 10.2
2016-17 26 HOU 81 36.4 29.1 8.1 11.2 1.5 0.5 3.2 44.0 84.7 5.7 1.2 7.0 9.3 34.7 8.3 18.9 9.2 10.9
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James Harden NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 37.8 25.4 5.4 8.8 1.8 0.4 3.4 40.8 81.1 5.6 0.8 4.6 11.4 29.8 8.0 19.6 6.0 7.4
Last 10 Games 10 37.2 27.6 5.3 8.4 1.8 0.5 2.9 40.5 89.4 5.7 0.6 4.7 10.4 27.9 7.7 19.0 9.3 10.4
Last 20 Games 20 36.2 27.3 7.0 9.3 1.5 0.6 3.1 39.9 85.8 5.3 1.0 6.0 10.6 28.8 7.8 19.4 8.8 10.2

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   James Harden
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 11 SAS 75-114 37 10 3 7 1 1 6 2 11 4 6 2 9 0 3 6
May 9 @SAS 110-107 43 33 10 10 1 1 9 11 24 7 8 4 15 1 9 4
May 7 SAS 125-104 35 28 5 12 2 0 4 10 18 4 6 4 11 1 4 4
May 5 SAS 92-103 40 43 2 5 3 0 5 14 28 10 11 5 13 1 1 4
May 3 @SAS 121-96 34 13 7 10 2 0 4 3 17 5 6 2 9 1 6 4
May 1 @SAS 99-126 31 20 1 14 4 0 3 6 13 5 5 3 8 0 1 3
Apr 25 OKC 105-99 38 34 8 4 3 2 5 8 25 16 17 2 13 1 7 4
Apr 23 @OKC 109-113 39 16 7 8 1 0 7 5 16 6 7 0 7 0 7 3
Apr 21 @OKC 115-113 38 44 6 6 0 1 7 11 21 18 18 4 12 1 5 5
Apr 19 OKC 115-111 37 35 4 8 1 0 7 7 17 18 20 3 7 0 4 5
Apr 16 OKC 118-87 34 37 7 9 3 0 2 13 28 8 11 3 11 1 6 1
Apr 12 MIN 123-118 35 27 10 12 4 1 4 8 13 6 8 5 10 1 9 3
Apr 10 @LAC 125-96 24 14 7 6 1 0 5 2 9 9 14 1 6 1 6 5
Apr 9 @SAC 128-135 36 35 11 15 1 0 10 9 22 12 13 5 13 0 11 2
Apr 7 DET 109-114 38 33 9 12 0 1 1 10 25 6 7 7 19 2 7 4
Apr 5 DEN 110-104 39 31 7 10 1 3 4 8 19 11 15 4 10 0 7 3
Apr 2 @PHO 116-123 Did Not Play
Mar 31 @GSW 107-98 35 17 12 8 0 1 6 4 17 7 7 2 9 4 8 3
Mar 30 @POR 117-107 37 30 8 4 1 0 6 11 30 6 7 2 13 2 6 2
Mar 28 GSW 106-113 38 24 11 13 1 0 6 5 20 13 13 1 9 3 8 1
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Mar 26 OKC 137-125 36 22 5 12 0 0 5 8 15 4 5 2 8 0 5 5
Mar 24 NOP 117-107 38 38 7 17 2 1 3 12 24 9 11 5 12 1 6 2
Mar 20 DEN 125-124 40 39 7 11 4 0 6 13 29 9 11 4 11 1 6 4
Mar 18 @DEN 105-109 37 40 10 10 2 0 8 11 23 15 17 3 8 0 10 3
Mar 17 @NOP 128-112 40 41 14 11 2 0 5 12 21 13 14 4 10 2 12 2
Mar 15 LAL 139-100 31 18 12 13 2 0 9 6 12 5 7 1 6 3 9 2
Mar 12 CLE 117-112 40 38 10 11 1 1 4 13 28 8 12 4 14 3 7 2
Mar 10 @CHI 94-115 33 19 7 13 3 0 6 6 16 4 5 3 9 0 7 3
Mar 8 UTA 108-115 37 35 4 6 2 1 6 10 22 15 16 0 8 0 4 1
Mar 6 @SAS 112-110 36 39 3 12 0 0 7 13 20 7 8 6 9 1 2 2
Mar 4 MEM 123-108 36 33 7 11 2 0 5 9 15 9 13 6 10 1 6 2
Mar 1 @LAC 103-122 36 26 3 9 1 0 7 7 15 8 8 4 9 0 3 4
Feb 27 IND 108-117 39 25 7 12 2 0 2 5 17 14 17 1 9 1 6 2
Feb 25 MIN 142-130 35 24 5 10 2 1 7 6 15 7 10 5 11 0 5 1
Feb 23 @NOP 99-129 30 13 4 14 3 0 4 3 9 6 6 1 6 0 4 1
Feb 15 MIA 109-117 42 38 12 12 0 1 4 10 21 14 16 4 10 3 9 5
Feb 11 PHO 133-102 29 40 6 8 0 0 8 9 17 14 16 8 15 1 5 2
Feb 9 @CHA 95-107 39 30 11 8 1 1 9 8 21 10 12 4 9 1 10 4
Feb 7 ORL 128-104 36 25 6 13 3 0 4 6 21 10 14 3 10 1 5 1
Feb 3 CHI 121-117 44 42 12 9 1 1 2 13 33 11 14 5 13 1 11 4
Feb 2 ATL 108-113 39 41 8 8 4 0 4 10 23 16 21 5 12 2 6 3
Jan 31 SAC 105-83 32 10 7 8 1 0 5 3 9 4 4 0 5 0 7 2
Jan 29 @IND 120-101 32 15 5 8 3 0 8 3 17 7 7 2 10 1 4 5
Jan 27 @PHI 118-123 39 51 13 13 2 1 5 16 28 13 14 6 11 1 12 4
Jan 25 @BOS 120-109 37 30 6 12 1 1 7 6 18 16 19 2 11 0 6 3
Jan 23 @MIL 127-114 40 26 8 12 3 1 11 6 10 12 14 2 4 0 8 3
Jan 21 @MEM 95-119 34 29 6 10 3 2 6 7 9 11 12 4 6 1 5 3
Jan 20 GSW 108-125 35 17 6 11 1 0 7 6 13 5 5 0 5 0 6 3
Jan 18 MIL 111-92 37 38 6 8 0 2 2 14 25 6 6 4 11 0 6 2
Jan 17 @MIA 109-103 39 40 12 10 2 0 6 12 30 12 13 4 15 1 11 3
Jan 15 @BKN 112-137 32 22 12 11 1 0 7 6 16 6 7 4 9 2 10 4
Jan 13 MEM 105-110 37 27 3 9 1 0 7 6 14 13 14 2 7 0 3 3
Jan 11 @MIN 119-105 39 33 6 12 1 2 6 10 23 11 13 2 11 0 6 0
Jan 10 CHA 121-114 38 40 15 10 0 0 4 11 24 11 14 7 14 1 14 3
Jan 8 @TOR 122-129 38 40 10 11 2 2 10 13 26 10 10 4 9 3 7 3
Jan 6 @ORL 93-100 34 14 6 10 1 0 6 5 15 4 6 0 8 1 5 4
Jan 5 OKC 118-116 38 26 8 12 1 1 6 6 16 12 14 2 7 1 7 2
Jan 2 WAS 101-91 42 23 10 10 3 0 6 6 24 9 10 2 11 1 9 1
Dec 31 NYK 129-122 42 53 16 17 0 0 8 14 26 16 18 9 16 3 13 2
Dec 30 LAC 140-116 34 30 13 10 5 2 6 10 15 8 9 2 5 1 12 1
Dec 27 @DAL 107-123 30 34 5 11 0 1 7 9 16 12 12 4 7 2 3 2
Dec 26 PHO 131-115 30 32 5 12 0 0 7 9 18 12 15 2 9 1 4 4
Dec 23 @MEM 115-109 36 16 7 17 1 0 9 6 13 2 3 2 6 1 6 5
Dec 21 @PHO 111-125 35 27 5 14 1 0 2 8 18 6 8 5 11 1 4 1
Dec 20 SAS 100-102 37 31 10 7 1 0 3 10 26 10 10 1 11 2 8 1
Dec 17 @MIN 109-111 43 28 9 13 1 2 7 8 20 9 11 3 11 0 9 5
Dec 16 NOP 122-100 34 29 11 13 0 0 4 7 15 9 11 6 12 2 9 2
Dec 14 SAC 132-98 30 15 11 14 1 0 5 4 7 4 4 3 6 0 11 0
Dec 12 BKN 122-118 39 36 8 11 2 0 4 12 27 8 12 4 11 3 5 3
Dec 10 DAL 109-87 40 18 9 17 2 0 4 4 12 8 10 2 8 0 9 1
Dec 9 @OKC 99-102 37 21 9 12 2 0 8 6 23 7 8 2 11 1 8 5
Dec 7 LAL 134-95 30 25 6 7 4 0 4 8 14 5 6 4 7 0 6 0
Dec 5 BOS 107-106 35 37 8 7 3 0 10 8 14 18 18 3 5 1 7 2
Dec 2 @DEN 110-128 33 20 7 9 1 1 5 6 16 7 8 1 5 1 6 3
Dec 1 @GSW 127-132 46 29 15 13 2 1 7 8 23 11 14 2 11 1 14 4
Nov 29 @UTA 120-101 35 26 5 7 2 0 2 8 23 8 10 2 6 3 2 3
Nov 27 @POR 114-130 34 38 2 10 2 1 5 11 22 11 13 5 12 1 1 3
Nov 25 @SAC 104-117 40 23 9 10 0 0 5 6 18 8 8 3 11 1 8 2
Nov 23 TOR 102-115 41 29 6 15 2 1 12 7 13 12 12 3 8 0 6 4
Nov 21 @DET 96-99 38 28 8 11 0 1 6 6 17 14 19 2 9 2 6 2
Nov 19 UTA 111-102 35 31 4 10 0 2 0 10 24 7 9 4 10 0 4 3
Nov 17 POR 126-109 32 26 12 14 3 0 4 7 17 9 11 3 8 1 11 3
Nov 16 @OKC 105-103 37 13 7 13 3 0 6 4 16 4 7 1 5 3 4 1
Nov 14 PHI 115-88 33 33 7 9 1 1 5 12 20 5 5 4 8 1 6 2
Nov 12 SAS 100-106 39 25 11 13 0 0 7 7 18 9 11 2 9 5 6 1
Nov 9 @SAS 99-101 41 24 12 15 1 0 8 9 19 5 7 1 5 2 10 1
Nov 7 @WAS 106-114 40 32 5 15 0 0 7 9 19 11 11 3 7 0 5 2
Nov 5 @ATL 112-97 37 30 9 11 3 0 8 10 19 6 7 4 8 1 8 4
Nov 2 @NYK 99-118 34 30 6 15 2 0 3 9 16 7 8 5 12 1 5 1
Nov 1 @CLE 128-120 38 41 7 15 1 0 1 13 20 10 14 5 9 1 6 3
Oct 30 DAL 93-92 39 28 7 8 1 0 8 8 23 9 12 3 9 1 6 4
Oct 28 @DAL 98-106 37 26 7 8 1 0 4 9 18 4 5 4 9 1 6 4
Oct 26 @LAL 120-114 37 34 7 17 1 0 7 9 19 15 16 1 7 3 4 5
James Harden Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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James Harden – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #2 Point Guard, #4 Small Forward

1.  James Harden

2.  Eric Gordon

3.  Chris Paul

4.  Trevor Ariza

Houston Rockets

True Shooting Percentage

61.3%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, James Harden has a true shooting percentage of 61.3%.

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James Harden NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 76 36.0 15.6 5.1 2.8 1.7 0.4 1.9 40.3 80.8 2.2 1.0 4.1 5.1 37.5 4.8 12.0 4.0 5.0
2010-11 20 OKC 82 36.0 16.4 4.2 2.9 1.5 0.4 1.9 43.6 84.3 1.7 0.7 3.5 5.3 34.9 4.9 11.2 4.8 5.6
2011-12 21 OKC 62 36.0 19.3 4.7 4.2 1.1 0.3 2.1 49.1 84.6 2.5 0.6 4.1 5.4 39.0 5.7 11.6 5.8 6.8
2012-13 22 HOU 78 36.0 24.4 4.6 5.5 1.7 0.5 2.2 43.8 85.1 3.6 0.7 3.8 5.9 36.8 7.1 16.1 8.1 9.6
2013-14 23 HOU 73 36.0 24.0 4.5 5.8 1.5 0.4 2.3 45.6 86.6 3.4 0.8 3.7 6.3 36.6 7.1 15.6 7.5 8.6
2014-15 24 HOU 81 36.0 26.8 5.5 6.8 1.9 0.7 2.5 44.0 86.8 3.9 0.9 4.6 6.7 37.5 7.8 17.8 8.6 10.0
2015-16 25 HOU 82 36.0 27.4 5.8 7.1 1.6 0.6 2.7 43.9 86.0 4.3 0.7 5.0 7.6 35.9 8.2 18.6 8.3 9.6
2016-17 26 HOU 81 36.0 28.8 8.1 11.1 1.5 0.5 3.2 44.0 84.7 5.7 1.2 6.9 9.2 34.7 8.2 18.7 9.1 10.8
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James Harden NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 76 1738 753 244 137 80 20 93 40.3 80.8 106 47 197 248 37.5 233 578 194 240
2010-11 20 OKC 82 2189 998 255 176 92 24 113 43.6 84.3 106 42 213 324 34.9 298 684 289 343
2011-12 21 OKC 62 1946 1044 252 229 62 15 114 49.1 84.6 137 30 222 292 39.0 309 629 312 369
2012-13 22 HOU 78 2985 2023 379 455 142 38 179 43.8 85.1 295 62 317 486 36.8 585 1337 674 792
2013-14 23 HOU 73 2777 1851 344 446 115 29 177 45.6 86.6 265 61 283 483 36.6 549 1205 576 665
2014-15 24 HOU 81 2981 2217 459 565 154 60 208 44.0 86.8 321 75 384 555 37.5 647 1470 715 824
2015-16 25 HOU 82 3125 2376 501 612 139 51 236 43.9 86.0 374 63 438 657 35.9 710 1617 720 837
2016-17 26 HOU 81 2947 2356 659 907 121 38 262 44.0 84.7 464 95 564 756 34.7 674 1533 746 881
Rest Of Season Projections 27 HOU 81 2841 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for James Harden
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James Harden NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 19 76 22.9 55.1 48.4 14.8 11.4 1.3 9.7
2010-11 20 OKC 82 26.7 59.8 51.8 15.8 9.5 1.7 12.2
2011-12 21 OKC 62 31.4 66.0 58.2 19.8 11.8 1.7 17.5
2012-13 22 HOU 78 38.3 60.0 50.4 18.7 12.1 1.5 24.0
2013-14 23 HOU 73 38.0 61.8 52.9 20.2 12.0 1.7 24.3
2014-15 24 HOU 81 36.8 60.5 51.1 20.8 11.8 1.8 27.2
2015-16 25 HOU 82 38.1 59.8 51.2 20.6 12.6 1.6 27.8
2016-17 26 HOU 81 36.4 61.3 52.5 27.6 14.1 2.0 32.4
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James Harden: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harden scored 10 points (2-11 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and added seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one assist in 37 minutes during Thursday's 114-75 Game 6 loss to the Spurs.

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Harden tallied 33 points (11-24 FG, 4-15 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and nine turnovers across 43 minutes during a 110-107 overtime loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

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Harden managed 28 points (10-18 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 12 assists, five rebounds and two steals over 35 minutes during Sunday's 125-104 win over the Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Harden dropped 43 points (14-28 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 10-11 FT) while adding five assists, three steals and two rebounds across 40 minutes in Friday's 103-92 loss to the Spurs in Game 3.

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Harden logged 13 points (3-17 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 assists, seven rebounds and two steals over 33 minutes in Wednesday's 121-96 loss to the Spurs.

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Harden posted 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 14 assists, four steals and one rebound across 31 minutes during a 126-99 win over the Spurs on Monday.

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Harden scored 34 points (8-25 FG, 2-13 3Pt, 16-17 FT) and added eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 38 minutes during Tuesday's Game 5 105-99 win over the Thunder.

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Harden rolled his ankle during Game 3 against the Thunder, but will continue to play through it moving forward, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports. "Got some treatment and I'll be ready to go tomorrow," Harden said. "It's the playoffs, everybody is banged up so you just got to find a way to fight through it and find a way to help your teammates win games."

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Harden tallied 44 points (11-21 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 18-18 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one block across 38 minutes during a 115-113 loss to the Thunder on Friday.

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Harden registered 35 points (7-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 18-20 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 115-11 victory over the Thunder in Game 2.

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Harden scored 37 points (13-28 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 8-11 FT) to go along with nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes during Sunday's 118-87 win over the Thunder in Game 1.

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Harden finished with 27 points (8-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 assists, 10 rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot over 35 minutes in Wednesday's 123-118 win against the Timberwolves.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Most of the time, if a player averages less minutes, he doesn't post career highs. That was not the case for the MVP runner-up last season. Harden averaged 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 37 minutes through 81 games played. All of the aforementioned stats besides GP and MPG were career highs. Adding to his season is that these were all done with extreme efficiency as Harden shot 44 percent from the field, 38 percent from beyond the arc, and 87 percent from the stripe. Squashing any of the criticism that was thrown his way, Harden dramatically improved on defense this past season, and gone are the 20-minute video montages of him zoning out on defense. The Beard easily had one of his best seasons, and he did so even though a lot of his supporting cast (Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, and Terrence Jones) were not available most of the season due to injury. Also, the Rockets went out and acquired Ty Lawson in a trade from the Nuggets this summer. Lawson looks to add something that the Rockets haven't really had in being a true point guard with the ability to score. Whether or not this will help or hurt Harden remains to be seen, and there probably will be a few growing pains at the beginning of the season. That being said, Harden still is one of the best and most efficient players in the NBA being able to score from anywhere on the court.

2014-15

During the 2013-14 season, James Harden was able to reward the fantasy owners who drafted him and posted impressive numbers in his second season with the Rockets. He finished the year averaging 25.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers made, while playing 38 minutes per game. Although the loss of Chandler Parsons in free agency initially felt like it might sting a bit, the Rockets bounced back with the signing of Trevor Ariza, so the starting lineup didn't take as big of a hit as originally thought, and the team will still have a decent shooter to open the lane for Harden to drive to the hoop. Harden also continued his consistent shooting last season by slightly improving his field goal percentage from 44 percent in the 2012-13 season, to 46 percent last season. While his field goal percentage increased, it stayed the same from behind the arc, as he shot 37 percent from deep for the second season in a row. Look for Harden to continue to get plenty of shots up again this season, and post scoring averages in the mid to upper 20's, as most of the roster is pretty similar to last year, and the Rockets will be in the playoff hunt once again. While it seems strange to say, Harden could carry an even larger load on offense this season with Jeremy Lin having been traded to the Lakers this offseason.

2013-14

After failing to sign Harden to a long-term extension last offseason, the Thunder dealt him to the Rockets just days before the start of the regular season, sending ripples across the league. Freed from the shackles of the sixth man role, Harden showed right away why the Rockets chose to build their franchise around him, scoring 82 points over his first two games with the team and finishing with season averages of 25.9 points, 5.8 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game. With the Rockets' point guard situation somewhat in flux following a disappointing season by Jeremy Lin, Harden figures to assume ball-handling duties more regularly than most shooting guards. Carrying those responsibilities in the fast-paced Rockets offense will continue to make Harden highly susceptible to turnovers (his 3.8 per game led the league last season), but he should only further bolster his assist totals moving forward, especially now that he's able to dump the ball off to the newly-signed Dwight Howard in the post. Although Howard's presence in the low block may cause congestion issues when his teammates attempt to drive the lane, Harden has proven to be an equally formidable weapon from both mid- and long-range and should make the necessary adjustments to accommodate Howard's game. Even if the arrival of Howard forces Harden to sacrifice some scoring volume, the 24-year-old still has room for growth in his shooting efficiency and as a distributor. He's clearly the top fantasy option at his position across nearly every format.

2012-13

Harden raised his game in 2011-12, achieving career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, and all three shooting percentages. Deservingly so, the accolades began to pile up for Harden, as he took home the Sixth Man of the Year Award, helped lead the Thunder to the NBA Finals, and perhaps most impressively, earned a roster spot on Team USA for the London Olympics. Harden�s talent is unquestioned, but from a fantasy perspective, there remains concern about just how high his ceiling can be as the Thunder�s third scoring option behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Durant and Westbrook both attempted a shade under 20 shots per game last season, leaving Harden to settle for about 10 on most nights. Although Harden could still see a small bump upward in minutes (he averaged 31.4 last season) to help him boost his stat line, it�s hard to imagine him ever becoming a 20-point per game scorer with the Thunder unless an injury to Durant or Westbrook occurs. The real coming out party for Harden might be next year. He�ll be a restricted free agent after the season, and with significant long-term money tied up in Durant, Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka, the Thunder may not have enough cash to keep Harden on board. If Harden were to land on another team as the franchise player or even as the second banana, he�d surely rocket up his value in 2013-14.

2011-12

After showing great promise as a rookie, Harden enjoyed an increased role off the bench with the Thunder in his sophomore season. Going into this year, Harden is widely believed to have the starting shooting guard job in his pocket, thanks to his inspired play in the postseason – 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 three-pointers, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.6 turnovers in 32 minutes per game. It’s difficult to get too excited about Harden’s potential growth, however, with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook requiring so many looks, but the departure of Jeff Green in a trade to the Celtics opened up some possessions for him. At a minimum, Harden should offer well-rounded production with a healthy heaping of three-pointers.

2010-11

Because he averaged only 22.9 minutes per game last season, to understand Harden's production, it's necessary to adjust for the time he didn't spend on the court. With last year's playing time, Harden was an end-of-the-roster type player. But project him at something like 30 or 32 minutes, and Harden becomes a borderline starter in standard-format leagues. No, his scoring wasn't anything special – and with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook only improving, it might not become anything special – but his three-pointers (1.2 made per game), steals (1.1), and his free-throw shooting (80.8% on 3.2 attempts per game) all project as pretty decent. Of course, there's the question of whether Harden will actually play 30-32 minutes anytime soon. Thabo Sefolosha remains with the team and is also a threat for something like 25-30 minutes per contest thanks to his defensive skills.

2009-10

The Thunder decided to pass on European wunderkind Ricky Rubio with the third overall pick in the draft in favor of Harden to address their perimeter shooting deficiency. Last year at Arizona State, Harden averaged 20.1 points, 4.2 assists, 1.7 treys and 1.7 steals on 48.9-percent shooting from the field. Although he ‘s one of the most NBA-ready prospects in this draft class, Harden still has some holes in his game that he needs to work on – namely the ability to create his own shot, his handles and his midrange shooting. Though highly touted and obviously skilled, he will not be guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup this season. As a matter of fact, he will probably be coming off the bench to start the year behind Thabo Sefolosha. Coach Scott Brooks will likely look for Sefolosha to set the early tone and bolster the team’s defense, then utilize Harden as an offensive spark off the bench who can spread the floor. It’s unlikely Harden will log much more than 22-26 minutes during the first half of the season, so be a bit conservative in setting expectations for him early on. He’ll be the player you want to pick up 40 or 50 games in after an impatient owner drops him, not one that you spend one of your first 10 draft picks on.