James Harden did all he could to get out of Houston, and eventually got what he wanted when he was sent packing to the Brooklyn Nets. Things have not worked out for him as he usually finds himself doing exactly what he was doing with the Rockets when Kevin Durant is out with an injury and Kyrie Irving is just a part time player because of his vaccination status.
The Brooklyn Nets guard is slated to miss his third-straight game because of left hamstring tightness, but that is hardly why his name is tending on social media. Last week, NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Philadelphia 76ers were expected to make a run at Harden.
On Tuesday, Boston insider James Stewart reported that a potential deal could involve as much as four teams.
“Heard the Nets, 76ers, Pelicans and Thunder were / are trying to figure out a deal with James Harden, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons as part of it. James Harden would end up in Philly,” he wrote on Twitter.
Coach Steve Nash made it clear prior to Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets that the Nets would not trade Harden.
The Brooklyn Nets have been hesitant to trade James Harden before Thursday’s deadline, but they could lose him in free agency in the offseason anyway. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported the Philadelphia 76ers “strongly believe he won’t re-sign with the Nets.
Harden would be an unrestricted free agent if he declines his $47.4 million player option for 2022-23.
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