With James Harden having compiled a list of preferred destinations for the Houston Rockets to send him to, here are four teams that would be a bad fit for The Beard.
When Houston Rockets fans first discovered that James Harden was requesting a trade, a plethora of emotions ensued, leading to many questions. Who was the source of his request? What was the legitimacy of the source?
What was the motive of the source to leak the news? And how long ago did Harden make the request?
Did former general manager Daryl Morey know about Harden’s trade request and leave because of it? And above all else what made Harden suddenly want to leave?
After all, Harden publicly stated that he would never leave, and signed contract extension after contract extension, which further prevented him from being able to control his fate. We haven’t had many answers to these questions, but have instead been given a list of teams that Harden expressed interest in being dealt to, although the Houston Rockets don’t have to trade him since he’s under contract through 2023, with a player option of $47 million to opt into the 2022-23 season.
As Harden’s list has gotten lengthier and lengthier and he hasn’t exactly been receiving professional representation, let’s help him narrow down his list by removing the teams that he shouldn’t be interested in being dealt to.
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