Houston Rockets star James Harden not too long ago expanded his commerce record to incorporate three groups past the Brooklyn Nets — the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Warmth and Milwaukee Bucks.
In keeping with Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Warmth have a “mutual curiosity” in Harden. If the Rockets determine to commerce him, Jackson provides that the Warmth would have curiosity in him. Nonetheless, Houston has repeatedly stated it does not plan to commerce the three-time scoring champion.
Whereas Miami does have curiosity in Harden, Marc Stein of the New York Instances reported earlier this week that the 76ers can be the “most definitely vacation spot” for the eight-time All-Star. Nonetheless, the Sixers must provide Ben Simmons in trade for Harden.
Each Harden and Russell Westbrook made their frustrations with the Rockets group recognized final month. The duo reportedly was involved about the way forward for the staff following the departures of Mike D’Antoni and Daryl Morey.
These experiences appear to be true as Westbrook requested, and was traded, to the Washington Wizards final week in trade for John Wall, who hasn’t performed in an NBA sport since December 2018.
Harden is on the Rockets’ payroll for 2 extra seasons and has a $47.4 million participant choice for 2022-23. With Houston already with out Westbrook, it might be very shorthanded if it had been to commerce Harden. If Harden exits, the Rockets might be compelled to combat for a playoff spot within the troublesome Western Convention with Wall, P.J. Tucker, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon and Christian Wooden.