• James Harden Traded To Houston

    Summary of 62 articles · Updated Nov 3, 2012
    So the Thunder traded Harden to Houston. When the Houston Rockets traded for James Harden this last weekend, there was some question as to what kind of player they were getting. "It's a lot different," Harden said. LeBron James had plenty to say on Saturday night when the James Harden deal went down and, of course, he wasn't alone. James Harden was the sixth man of the year, and was demanding a maximum contract. LeBron James said players had been talking recently and speculating on what might happen with Harden, who was facing complex contract talks with the Thunder. By any conceivable metric, Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti "won" the deal that sent James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and eventual draft picks.You know these guys.
    • With James Harden off the table, where should the Phoenix Suns turn next?

      It has been widely thought that the Phoenix Suns would make a major play this offseason for James Harden considering his star power, ties to the Valley and his potential fit as a go-to scorer. Daryl...
    • James Harden And Jeremy Lin Burn Down Atlanta; The Bobcats End An Epic Streak

      We don’t know anything concrete about the future of this season — our crystal ball broke a few weeks ago and the Ouija board was tossed long ago. We have our ideas — here’s who we think will take home MVP — but we don’t know, for example wheth
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    • Jeremy Lin and James Harden are the NBA’s best backcourt. Do not argue.

      ATLANTA - "Is there water in my beard?" James Harden fluffed his beard, the shorthand symbol of his identity, as he prepared to speak to a collection of media that reached legitimate throng status. The beard is the easy signifier, a Halloween prop come
    • Harden's career-high 45 points power Rockets

      James Harden continued to shine at the start of his Houston career, scoring a career-high 45 points to lead the Rockets to a 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
    • Great Moments in NBA Plagiarism: James Harden Swipes a Thunder Standby

      James Harden was delightful on Wednesday night in his Houston debut, looking every bit like a quirky max-level wing player for a pick-and-roll era of...
      Source: grantland.com
    • James Harden Goes Berserk in Houston Debut; Lakers fall to 0-2

      As far as scintillating debuts go, James Harden’s first game with the Rockets fell somewhere between Cam Newton in Carolina and The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. Everything the Rockets could have envisioned when they traded for Harden and inked him t
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    • Houst-Lin beats Pistons behind Harden and Jeremy

      Jeremy Lin had 12 points and eight assists in his Houston Rockets debut, but the spotlight was on new teammate James Harden. Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in a stirring debut for the Rockets, who beat the Pistons 105-96.
    • Thunder re-sign Orton after Harden trade

      Center Daniel Orton has rejoined the Oklahoma City Thunder, four days after being cut by the team following training camp.
      Source: nba.com
    • Report: James Harden Signs 5-Year Contract Worth Nearly $80 Million (UPDATED)

      New Houston Rocket James Harden will stay a Rocket after this season after signing a 5-year deal worth nearly $80 million. The max contract was signed just under today’s deadline for fourth-year players. If he hadn’t signed by the deadline he would ha
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Thunder reclaims Orton; roster to remain at 14

      Thunder center Daniel Orton was reclaimed Wednesday morning. The Thunder still has one available roster spot after it reclaimed center Daniel Orton on Wednesday morning, and that spot presumably will remain open. OKC is just below this season’s NBA tax
      Source: newsok.com
    • The Houston Rockets set a new, steadier course

      Last week, in BDL's preview of the Houston Rockets, I pontificated on general manager Daryl Morey's ability to make really great individual moves that didn't necessarily figure into any kind of long-term plan. Over many years, he stock-piled assets for …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • West Side -- James Harden trade will alter 2012-13 NBA outlook

      The Thunder's ill-timed chemistry experiment should change the way things look out West in 2012-13.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • With the James Harden trade, Oklahoma City just handed the Western Conference to the Lakers

      Not only did Oklahoma City destroy something beautiful, they just handed the Western Conference to the Lakers.
      Source: grantland.com
    • Houston GM Calls James Harden A “Foundational” Player; Jeremy Lin Has A Hater In Brooklyn

      Give NBA uber-dork Daryl Morey some credit. The Houston general manager somehow took the Rockets through the final bitter months of the Tracy McGrady era, beyond the retirement of Yao Ming, and even on past the whole Dwight Howard saga. All along, the R…
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    • Utah Jazz: OKC, Houston both got better in Harden trade, Jazz say

      Utah Jazz: OKC, Houston both got better in Harden trade, Jazz say by Bill Oram The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 29, 2012 11:50PM MDT After an offseason filled with blockbusters, the Western Conference was already thought to be significantly better th…
      Source: sltrib.com
    • Upbeat James Harden introduced to media in Houston

      James Harden at his introductory press conference with Houston GM Daryl Morey / via HoustonRockets.com By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater The Beard remains, but the city and role have changed. James Harden was introduced in Houston on Monday afterno
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    • Photos: Rockets introduce James Harden to Houston

      Rockets fans no longer fear the beard. On Monday, they embraced it.
      Source: chron.com
    • East Side -- James Harden trade won't shift 2012-13 NBA landscape

      Israel Gutierrez says James Harden is a good piece, but not enough to turn Houston into a contender
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Rockets introduce Harden as 'foundational' player

      Now that they've landed James Harden, the Houston Rockets have grander aspirations in mind.
      Sources: nba.com ESPN.com
    • The Presti Precedent: How the James Harden Trade Could Affect the Timberwolves

      This may not be the only time James Harden affects Nikola Pekovic. When PDK Roundball’s Sean Highkin posted an article on how the Harden deal affects the Blazers, I thought to myself, “What? How could it? How could this even affect the Timberwolves?”
    • The Oklahoma City Thunder won the James Harden deal, but the parting will be painful

      By any conceivable metric, Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti "won" the deal that sent James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and eventual draft picks. The sheer haul f…
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    • Harden Could Make Houston Home; There’s A “Distraction” In Denver

      Houston is not the L.A. in many ways, but this may be the biggest difference relevant to hoopheads: Unlike Dwight Howard upon being traded to the Lakers, James Harden is said to be close to signing a long-term, max contract with his new club. Waiting un…
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    • Thunder, Rockets both get high marks

      The Rockets finally got their man. The Thunder gained flexibility and talent. So who won the James Harden deal? Both teams, says Ben Golliver, thanks to two of the NBA's smartest GMs.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Harden expects to sign long-term deal

      James Harden plans to sign a long-term extension with the Houston Rockets before the regular season begins.
    • Harden deal drives small-market reality home

      The first big dose of small-market reality has hit the Oklahoma City Thunder.
      Source: nba.com
    • Lee Jenkins: Harden trade marks end of well-cultivated era in Oklahoma City

      In the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum hangs a picture of Thunder general manager Sam Presti touring the landmark with a group of young players, solemnly describing the events of April 19, 1995. Presti requires that all his new employees take…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Did The Thunder Low-ball James Harden?

      Before the dust had settled on the James Harden trade, many observers opined that the Thunder were in the wrong. Not for trading Harden to Houston, but for being unwilling to meet his financial demands of a max contract. The term “low-balled” has been
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    • The NBA, On The Midnight James Harden To Houston Trade: "Wow"

      Tweets compiled with the help of Samer Kalaf. More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • NBA players react to the James Harden trade via Twitter

      By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater The shocking bombshell dropped late Saturday night, that James Harden was traded to Houston in a six-player deal, rocked Oklahoma City and sent reverberations across the country. With the Thunder considered legit t
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    • Wade finds Thunder's Harden trade 'shocking'

      The defending champion Miami Heat were stunned by the rival Oklahoma City Thunder's decision to trade James Harden.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Thoughts on the James Harden Trade

      A whole bunch of nuggets on the James Harden trade. What ever happened to “In Presti we trust?” Sounds like a lot of Thunder heads have jumped off Sam Presti’s bandwagon with news of James Harden’s trade to Houston. Not all. But many. On some leve
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    • Ian Thomsen: Thunder look toward future, send Harden to Rockets in stunning trade

      The stunning trade of James Harden changes a winning formula that drove the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals last season ahead of any reasonable schedule. The six-player deal that sent Harden to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night should keep a…
    • LeBron Wants To Be The Best Player Ever; James Harden Gets Traded To Houston

      While the NFL has issues with concussions, the NHL can’t field a product, and all of like seven people care about baseball, we’re on the cusp of what figures to be one of the best NBA seasons in the past 20-30 years. Stars in big cities. Rivalries. In
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    • Report: James Harden Traded To Houston

      James Harden is a Rocket. First reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year last season gets the chance to be a star as a starter on a completely retooled Rocket team alongside Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Harden had rejected
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Report: OKC Has Traded James Harden To Houston

      Everyone's favorite out-of-town NBA team just got approximately 40 percent less cool if Y! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski's reporting is accurate: More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Oklahoma City Thunder stay true to their philosophy in trading James Harden

      What were the Thunder thinking by trading James Harden? Here's some insight.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Daily Dime: James Harden showed his value with an impressive …

    James Harden showed his value with an impressive debut with the Rockets.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • James Harden no longer a possibility for Suns; Luis Scola trying to become a three-point shooter

    PHOENIX — It was widely speculated in the national media that the Suns would make the kind of play for James Harden next offseason that they did this past summer by offering Eric Gordon an...
  • LeBron and Twitter-verse react to Harden trade

    LeBron James had plenty to say on Saturday night when the James Harden deal went down and, of course, he wasn't alone. It seemed like everyone in the NBA had a take, reaction or funny comment about the trade. Here's a rundown of the highlights: (Note: O…

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