RotoWire Partners

NBA Injury Analysis: Rockets Will Be Cautious with Harden

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

RotoWire injury guru Jeff Stotts takes an in-depth look at several key injuries around the NBA.

James Harden
The Rockets have been one of the most fantasy friendly teams in the NBA. Unfortunately, they will be forced to navigate the next few weeks without the top-ranked player in fantasy basketball after Harden suffered a hamstring injury in an overtime win over the Lakers on New Yearís Eve. A complete examination following the game revealed a moderate strain of Hardenís left hamstring.

Muscles and ligaments are commonly injured when their components are pushed beyond a characteristic known as a yield point. When this occurs, a muscle is strained and a ligament is sprained. Both injuries are medically assigned grades based on the severity of the damage. A Grade 1 injury is often considered minor. In these injuries, the microfibers that ma

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.



Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.




NBA Slack Chat
Join Our Subscriber-Only NBA DFS Chat
Chat with our writers and other NBA fans on Slack for all the pre-game info and in-game banter. Subscribe and send an email to support@rotowire.com for access.
Top Fantasy Basketball Player News