Report: James Harden Considering Return to Former Team in Free Agency
Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s correspondent, reports Harden would be open to signing with theRocketsIf he doesn’t sign a long term contract with Philadelphia, he will be released in the offseason. The guard is currently making $33 million this year as part of his contract. He also has a $35 million player option for next season.
The Rockets Trade Harden to the Nets After Harden complained about the direction of the team, he requested a trade during the 2020-21 season. Houston has since added Jalen Green to its top-three draft picks, Jabari Smith, and the Rockets now have a young roster with Kevin Porter Jr. Kenyon Martin Jr., Alperen Sengun, and Alperen Sengun.
The Rockets are currently at 9-23, and on pace to pick another high pick. They also have three first-round picks for the 2023 NBA draft.
Harden was a great player in the NBA, winning the 2017-18 MVP award. He led Houston to eight consecutive playoff appearances. This included two trips to the Western Conference finals. He is the franchise’s all time leader in assists, points per game and three-pointers.
Houston is a place Harden wants to leave, but things have not been easy elsewhere. Harden’s tenure at theNetsIt was a failure that led to a trade with the Sixers, who are currently No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference at 19-12. Harden might make his decision by the Sixers season.
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