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James Harden is still listed as day-to-day and a game-time decision about playing against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. But every indication is that he will miss a second-consecutive game with his sore left foot. Harden went through a long weight-lifting session during the Rockets’ shootaround, indicating that he was not preparing to play that night. He then added shooting drills as the team headed back to the hotel. Houston Chronicle

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Houston Rockets star James Harden doesn't take lightly to being told he's Kobe Bryant's bitch -- so says a Lakers fan in L.A., who just sued the NBA player after Harden allegedly punched him for the diss. According to the lawsuit, Harden was on his way out of Greystone Manor nightclub in West Hollywood November 3rd -- riding in the back seat of some SUV -- when he rolled the window down to greet fans. TMZ.com

November 13, 2013 Updates

“The first one, I really did get hit in the face,” Harden said. “I’m trying to appeal that right now. I really did get hit in the face, it was just a late reaction.” The NBA’s policy is to issue a warning after a first offense for flopping. A second violation will draw a $5,000 penalty, which was given to Harden for an incident during the Clippers game where he chased a loose ball to the sidelines with the Clippers Blake Griffin. “I don’t want to be known as a flopper or a guy who is looking to get calls, that type of player,” Harden said. “That type of player I’ve never been. It was a bad call.” A successful appeal would mean that Harden wouldn’t owe the NBA any money in fines and would have just one flopping violation to his name. If Harden loses the appeal, though, the next time he would be cited for flopping would be considered a third offense and he would be fined $10,000. CSN Houston

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Who would make your “Dream Team” when it comes to the league’s top dressers? Baron Davis: I would say Tyson Chandler and Russell Westbrook. Those would kind of be my two fashionistas. I would go with LeBron as far as that gentleman prepster meets street culture. I like James Harden, he has an original look. And probably Dwyane Wade, because Dwyane Wade, he’s the one guy who kind of actually started the whole trend of really thinking outside the box. uptownmagazine.com

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden was listed as day to day after leaving Friday night's preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a right knee bruise. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said after Houston's 92-73 victory that his star guard bumped knees with Memphis' Quincy Pondexter in the first quarter. Harden did not return after the injury. "He iced it, and stuff, and we'll see how he feels (Saturday)," McHale said, indicating that he didn't think the injury was serious. ESPN.com

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For months, one of the most intriguing questions about the Rockets has been how Omer Asik and Dwight Howard will fit together. The answer to that is coming, as Omer Asik had his first full practice on Thursday after battling a calf injury since the beginning of training camp. “He did everything today, so that is a great sign,” coach Kevin McHale said. James Harden said Asik looked ready to get back on the court. “Omer looked really good,” Harden said. “Explosive, strong, finished the ball real well, ran the floor real well.” Houston Chronicle

October 4, 2013 Updates

When we came in, it appeared that T-Mac was just finishing a conversation with GM Daryl Morey when James Harden walked over to him. They talked for some time, then Dwight Howard came over. Howard and McGrady spoke for about 20 minutes. T-Mac did not speak to the media. I’m told he just came to hang out, though obviously you wonder if there is some other reason. “Gettin’ some knowledge, gettin’ some knowledge,” said Harden of his talk with McGrady. “What he did here and how can he help me and how can I better myself as a basketball player and as a person? It’s always good to get the advice from the older guys who have been here and done that. It kind of helps me out. I just sit back and listen.” Clutchfans

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