3 Reasons the Rockets must avoid signing James Harden at all costs

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James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 49-25 record, but he may still have his heart set on rejoining the Houston Rockets this summer.

Last December, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Harden was strongly considering a return to Houston. The decision to return could be contingent upon how the 76ers finish their season and whether or not a proper deal is extended to the Beard.

Reports have indicated that Harden and his camp are strongly considering a reunion with the franchise that he spent nine years with. Since being traded to Brooklyn in 2021 and Philadelphia in 2022, he has not seemed happy.

Although Philadelphia is a top-three seed and Embiid and Harden are a dynamic duo, it's clear that the Beard may want to return to Houston as the face of the franchise.

Quite frankly, Houston would love to have JH back but that does not mean that a reunion should happen. Here are three reasons why the Rockets should avoid signing Harden this summer at all costs.