“Harden trade conditionally aborted”. Declaration from Philadelphia general manager Daryl Morey. US media “Harden’s joining camp a risk, Embiid’s prime wasted”.
In the end, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers couldn’t find a solution.
ESPN and CBS Sports reported on the 13th (ET) that ‘Philadelphia has ended trade talks for 바카라사이트 James Harden. The team negotiated with the Los Angeles Clippers, but could not reach a meaningful agreement. Philadelphia will keep Harden for training camp.
It was expected.
James Harden is a free agent next summer. He’s making $35.64 million this season. That’s a lot of money. However, his skills are declining. His market value isn’t very high.
Harden has publicly requested a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s already done this before, when he was with the Houston Rockets. At the time, he wanted to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets and didn’t join the team during the season. He was eventually traded to Brooklyn. However, he didn’t win a championship ring in Brooklyn either. He eventually moved to Philadelphia. He formed a one-two punch with Joel Embiid last season, but was not well-received due to his up-and-down scoring and inefficient field goal percentage.
American media reacted negatively to Harden’s public trade request. ESPN wrote, “Harden is not easy to trade to the Clippers. Philadelphia wants a replacement for Harden. One that can form a strong core with Embiid. The best fit would be Paul George or Kawhi Leonard, but the Clippers can’t give up either player.
Philadelphia general manager Daryl Morey told local Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic earlier in the day: “James Harden is a good player. Unfortunately, he prefers to be elsewhere. We’re pursuing a trade because we respect him. But realistically, Philadelphia and Harden have two options. One is that we trade for a player who can be a running mate with Joel (Embiid). We’re also looking at draft picks. Or, Harden stays in Philadelphia and does everything he can to win a championship with us.” He made a significant comment at the end. “We’re not going to pursue a trade unless we get a very good player, or something that could be a very good player,” he said.
In other words. Philadelphia’s position is clear. If they trade Harden, they’ll either get an All-Star caliber player or an equivalent rookie draft pick. Otherwise, Harden would have no choice but to stay in Philadelphia.
According to CBS Sports, “Looking specifically at the LA Clippers‘ roster, there are no cards that fit general manager Daryl Morey’s needs. You’d have to trade Paul George or Kawhi Leonard for Harden, and the Clippers want to win a championship with those two. Furthermore, there aren’t enough young players or draft picks to entice Philadelphia. It’s not easy to get a deal done between the two teams,” he said.
There are also concerns. The outlet notes that “Philadelphia has a potential risk. Harden could show up to camp out of shape in the weeks leading up to the season opener and be irritable. The team could get dizzy.