HoopsHype James Harden rumors

June 28, 2014 Updates
June 27, 2014 Updates
June 25, 2014 Updates

In a radio appearance, Chris Broussard reported that the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks could agree upon a sign-and-trade of Carmelo Anthony for James Harden. The Rockets could then sign LeBron James with anticipated cap space created by trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in order to form a Big 3 with Anthony and Dwight Howard. RealGM

June 11, 2014 Updates

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is known to attract a few famous people, and this year is no different. At Activision's E3 booth on Monday, the video game publisher hosted a pair of NBA stars: Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Beal was there to get a closer look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which launches in November. "I love it," says the Wizards guard. "It's definitely better than the last one. It's cool to be able to get a hands-on experience." Beal considers himself a big fan of Call of Duty, but says he enjoys sports games, too, such as the NBA 2K and Madden NFL series. "Video games are probably one of my biggest hobbies," he says. "Whenever I get a chance to get away from basketball for a little bit, this is what I do." USA Today Sports

June 4, 2014 Updates
June 3, 2014 Updates
May 27, 2014 Updates

Houston would trade almost anything not named Dwight Howard and James Harden to get at Anthony and they would go all in on a contract too. There has been talk that Houston has offered up Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in a “give away” trade that could include their draft pick in the first round or a roster player like Terrence Jones to get those salaries off the books. Basketball Insiders

May 5, 2014 Updates

Casspi said he told his teammates: "Come get a different feel, be in Israel a little bit. Come see my country where I'm from. Kind of get better bonding as a team." And while no dates have been set yet, Casspi said a number of his Rockets teammates want to make the trip. "Dwight is definitely interested," Casspi said. "Chandler said he's interested. James said he's interested, Cisco. Me and Cisco are very close friends. Pat Beverley is going to come. So it's going to be fun." FOX 26 Sports

May 3, 2014 Updates

Lillard’s shot ruined a remarkable performance from the Rockets' pair of All-Stars. James Harden enjoyed his best game of the series by far, scoring a game-high 34 points while Dwight Howard tallied 26 – 13 of which came amid a breathtaking and heartbreaking fourth quarter for the Rockets. "It hurts," said a visibly distraught Howard after the game. "When you put everything you’ve got on the floor and somebody hits you with a dagger like that, it’s a tough pill to swallow.” NBA.com

May 1, 2014 Updates
April 28, 2014 Updates
April 27, 2014 Updates

A Rockets loss to the Blazers won't hurt the legacies of Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik or Pat Beverley - they aren't stars; never will be - but Harden's reputation is on the line. Wisely, though, Harden won't admit to thinking about that. "When you think about stuff like that, you get sidetracked," Harden said before practice Saturday at the Moda Center. "When you start thinking about other stuff and not your job, and what's important, you get sidetracked. Your main focus should be on what you have to do to go out there and win the game. "That's me as a person, not only as a person, but as a basketball player, not just on the court, but in life: Focus on what's important and all that other stuff doesn't matter." Houston Chronicle

April 24, 2014 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.