James Harden, a frustrating fellow-collision.
Whether it’s James who couldn’t leave Houston despite the trade demands, the only thing that’s increasing is annoying.
Citing sources on the night of the 22nd (Korea time), “The Athletic” introduced what happened during the Houston training, saying that Harden, who joined the Houston Rockets team’s training after the trade request, is showing signs that he is feeling burdened.
According to the report, Harden had several arguments with his colleagues during training. There was a dizzying incident that almost led to a “physical clash.” During Monday’s training, he had an argument with rookie Jassion Tate and threw a basketball at Tate. Fortunately, Tate was not hit by the ball.
It is not uncommon for competitive players to get into arguments during training. However, The Athletic said that Harden is well known for his calm personality, adding that there are views within the Rocketz team that accept this as “an expression of despair about the current situation.”
Harden, who had previously sent a message to Houston, “If you don’t want to make a team that will challenge you to win, trade me,” has been demanding a trade with the team ahead of this training camp. Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bugs, and Miami Heat were mentioned as preferred destinations, but there was no progress in the discussion 안전놀이터
Harden responded by not joining the team’s training. While enjoying the entertainment of Atlanta and Las Vegas, he belatedly joined the team. Interviews since joining the training have refused to comment on trade rumors.
First of all, he seems to be trying to stay true to his current team. The Athletic introduced that Harden showed an active attitude by encouraging his teammates, planning strategies, and discussing ways to improve the preseason games.
No one knows yet what Houston will look like during the season. The Athletic compared the situation to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018. At that time, Minnesota faced the season in a chaotic atmosphere as Jimmy Butler demanded a trade ahead of the start of the camp. Butler was eventually traded early in the season, and Tim Tevodu was replaced.
If there is a difference between Minnesota and Houston now, then Butler was the last year of his contract, and Harden still has three seasons left. It is a situation where trade can be discussed more freely.