James Harden

James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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2009 NBA draft

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Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James Harden was drafted 3rd by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball

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He played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009.
Thirty-six ASU Sun Devils have been selected in the NBA Draft, including six-time NBA All-Star James Harden, Byron Scott, Isaac Austin, Lafayette Lever, Alton Lister, Lionel Hollins, Sam Williams, Jeff Pendergraph, Stevin "Hedake" Smith, Mario Bennett, Tommy Smith, Ike Diogu, Eddie House, Freddie Lewis, and Joe Caldwell.

Houston Rockets

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James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After failing to agree on a contract extension with the Thunder, Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on October 27, 2012, along with Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Lazar Hayward, in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks (which became Steven Adams in 2013 and Mitch McGary in 2014), and a second round pick (which became Álex Abrines in 2013).
The acquisition of franchise player James Harden in 2012 has launched the Rockets back into championship contention in the mid-2010s.

Oklahoma City Thunder

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Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City did not make any major moves in the off-season, other than drafting James Harden from Arizona State University with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award

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In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
McHale, Bobby Jones, and Bill Walton are the only Hall of Famers who have won the award; Walton, along with James Harden, are the only award winners to have earned NBA MVP honors in their careers.

National Basketball Association

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James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Following the shortened season, the Miami Heat made a return to the Finals with the trio of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh against Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden.

Artesia High School (California)

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Harden attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California.
The boys' basketball team, which featured future NBA All-Star James Harden, was ranked 1st in California during the 2005-2006 season.

2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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He was also named a consensus All-American.
According to this system, DeJuan Blair, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough and James Harden were first team selections and Sherron Collins, Luke Harangody, Ty Lawson, Jodie Meeks, Jeff Teague and Hasheem Thabeet were second team selections.

2012–13 NBA season

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Harden was traded to Houston before the 2012–13 NBA season.

Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Harden is a two-time member of the United States national basketball team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup.

NBA Finals

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In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
The Heat returned to the finals in the following year against an Oklahoma City Thunder team featuring future MVPs Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and 3-time NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant.

Staples Center

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He was named to the 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team following Arizona State's defeat by USC at the Staples Center.
He was joined by teammates such as Trevor Ariza, James Harden, and Gerald Green to confront the opponents, which only resulted in verbal altercations.

Daryl Morey

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey called Harden a "foundational" player and expected him to be Houston's featured player despite previously only playing a supporting role behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
During his tenure as general manager for Houston since 2007, he has posted the second most wins in the NBA— behind only the San Antonio Spurs—and since the blockbuster trade bringing MVP James Harden to the Rockets, he has posted the third best record—behind only the Spurs and Golden State Warriors.

Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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He played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. Following the conference season, Harden was named the Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Year.

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Harden is a two-time member of the United States national basketball team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup.

2013 NBA All-Star Game

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Harden was named as a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, marking his first All-Star selection.
The lone first-time All-Star in the Western Conference is the Houston Rockets' James Harden.

2009 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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He was named to the 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team following Arizona State's defeat by USC at the Staples Center.

Parade All-America Boys Basketball Team

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He was named a McDonald's All-American, and also earned second-team Parade All-American honors.

2008–09 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season

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Following the conference season, Harden was named the Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Year.
James Harden (SG, Sophomore), of Arizona State was named to the 2009 Consensus All-America first team.

Daequan Cook

After failing to agree on a contract extension with the Thunder, Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on October 27, 2012, along with Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Lazar Hayward, in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks (which became Steven Adams in 2013 and Mitch McGary in 2014), and a second round pick (which became Álex Abrines in 2013).
On October 27, 2012, Cook, James Harden, Cole Aldrich, and Lazar Hayward were traded to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and draft picks.

List of All-Pac-12 Conference men's basketball teams

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After his freshman year, Harden was named first team All-Pac-10 and was named to the conference all-freshman team.

All-NBA Team

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He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, and has earned All-NBA Team honors six times, including five times to the first team.

Jeremy Lamb

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After failing to agree on a contract extension with the Thunder, Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on October 27, 2012, along with Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Lazar Hayward, in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks (which became Steven Adams in 2013 and Mitch McGary in 2014), and a second round pick (which became Álex Abrines in 2013).
On October 27, 2012, Lamb was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Kevin Martin, two first-round draft picks, and a second-round draft pick, in exchange for James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook.

Rob Pelinka

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He employed Rob Pelinka as his agent.
Recently, he has represented several first-round lottery picks: sixth overall 2003 NBA Draft selection, Chris Kaman, ninth overall 2004 NBA Draft selection, Andre Iguodala, eighth overall 2005 NBA Draft selection, Channing Frye, thirteenth overall 2007 NBA Draft selection, Julian Wright, seventh overall 2008 NBA Draft selection, Eric Gordon, and third overall 2009 NBA Draft selection, James Harden, 4th and 13th overall 2010 NBA Draft selections, Wesley Johnson and Ed Davis, 2nd overall 2011 NBA Draft selection Derrick Williams, and Buddy Hield, the sixth overall pick in 2016.

2014 NBA All-Star Game

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Harden was selected by the head coaches as a reserve for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, which marked his second consecutive All-Star selection.