While the Heat were among the potential landing points for James Harden, who still wants to leave Houston, the bearded man will not be heading to Miami. The Florida franchise has put an end to the discussions.
If this continues, James Harden will soon have no choice but to stay in Houston. Despite the bearded man’s stated desire to leave the Rockets, the person concerned sees one by one the possible doors close in front of him. Latest: Miami. Like Philadelphia and Brooklyn before him, the Heat also said no to Harden, if we are to believe ESPN.
On the eve of the start of the NBA season, the media reveals that Miami has put an end to discussions with Houston for its superstar point guard. The Texas franchise indeed required to recover several rounds of draft as part of the potential departure of “The Beard” in Florida. A price too high in the eyes of the finalist of last season, who could not anyway meet the desires of the opposite camp, and therefore preferred to leave it there too. In the same way as the Sixers and the Nets, other targets favored by the MVP 2018, had also preferred to give up Harden in the face of the demands of his employers.
Toronto and Boston as last-minute guests?
Too bad for the top scorer of the regular season last year, who seemed to dream of continuing his career in Miami, but instead sees a new possibility on arrival. While Russell Westbrook is preparing to make his debut with the Washington Wizards (he was traded for John Wall), Harden therefore finds himself still stuck in this Houston team neglected by Mike d’Antoni and Daryl Morey .
Time is running out for the bearded man, who could turn to a new destination. Since the beginning of the week, he is whispering as well as Toronto and Boston could join the dance and position themselves on the star, seen all smiling during the preseason but which actually hides deep down inside him a deep discomfort. Only a departure could give him (really) a smile. But it takes less and less time …