James Harden may ignore joining the Rockets after what Jalen Green said, according to an NBA analyst
“He caught wind of Jalen Green’s podcast” when a meeting with the Houston Rockets was on the table for James Harden, that could will not be the case.
According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, the 10-time All-Star was not happy with the comments from Rockets guard Jalen Green.
The Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are considered as candidates to acquire Harden, Houston may be out of contention.
The 2017-18 NBA MVP opted for the final year of his contract on Thursday. While Harden will make $35.6 million in 2023-24, the 76ers are reportedly working on a trade hoping he will play his last game in Philadelphia.
That’s according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who tweeted: It’s not clear if the Rockets will benefit from getting Harden through a trade.
While the 10-time All-Star had his best year in Houston, his fit for the current roster is always questionable.
The Rockets are currently rebuilding their franchise and many young players are looking for a touch while Harden is in the final stages of his career and is looking to win now.