In November 2020, NBA superstar James Harden expressed his desire to leave his team, the Houston Rockets. 토토사이트 It was largely due to the fact that general manager Daryl Morey and manager Mike Dantoni, who had helped Harden, left the team side by side.
Houston traded Harden in mid-January 2021. Harden wore the Brooklyn Nets uniform in a mega trade that included four teams. The NBA was excited about the birth of a super team that even Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Harden joined.
However, Brooklyn did not produce as expected due to constant injuries to its main players. Irving was criticized for his various unexpected actions. Harden began to change his mind.
I could read his mind in his physical condition. Harden appeared somewhat fatter in training camp ahead of the 2021-2022 season. Because my mind was already somewhere else. Brooklyn sent Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers in February 2022. There was a general manager in Philadelphia.
Harden looked happy with top center Joel Embiid in Philadelphia. The two All-Stars joined forces to challenge for the top of the NBA. It wasn’t an easy task, but the challenge seemed to continue.
But there is a twist. Harden and Mori have fallen out. Harden took the microphone during a promotional event in Beijing in August and strongly criticized Mori, calling him a “liar” twice.
Why is Harden angry. Harden slightly lowered his salary in the process of signing an extension with Philadelphia in the summer of 2022. It was hoped that a team would be created to challenge the championship by strengthening the squad based on the salary margin.
In summary, Harden wanted to be fully compensated when he later re-signed with Philadelphia. But Philadelphia balked at signing an extension. In response, Harden asked for a trade and specified the club that he wanted to go to the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Harden judged that Philadelphia was passive in trade negotiations.
In the end, Harden expressed his discontent outright. He did not show up at media day events and did not attend team training without permission. There was no more future for Harden in Philadelphia. Harden also showed signs of not wanting to play.
Nevertheless, Philadelphia was determined to never engage in a business that would lose money even if it traded Harden. However, the situation was not good and Philadelphia finally made the decision.
According to ESPN and other U.S. media, Philadelphia agreed to send Harden to the Clippers on the 31st.
According to local media, Philadelphia receives a number of rookie picks, including Marcus Morris, Nicholas Batum, Robert Covington, KJ Martin and the 2028 first-round pick, on the condition that Harden and veteran forwards P.J. Tucker and Philip Petrusev are sent to the Clippers.
Philadelphia has shown its willingness not to trade unless the Clippers give up key cores, including Terence Mann, but it could no longer lead “Harden Drama” at a time when the 2023-2024 season has already begun.
In the end, Harden achieved his will this time, as he always did. This will create another super team in the NBA this season. The Clippers became an All-Star Corps with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Harden.