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James Harden has the hours counted at the Houston Rockets. Everything seemed to indicate that, after the last statements of the American player, his transfer was going to accelerate. And so it is. As reported by journalist Shams Charnaia in The Athletic, Nets and Sixers are, at the moment, the two best-positioned franchises to end the sainete, which could be a matter of hours. In both cases, it would imply a change of position with respect to what has been declared in recent weeks: in Brooklyn, they did not consider a movement of such magnitude with so many pieces involved; at Philadephia, they had actively and passively shown their intention to continue the project with the base of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Now, it seems that all that has come to nothing.
According to Shams himself, the Nets would be preparing an offer involving all of your first draft rounds, plus possible trades with others. According to Nick Wright of the FOX network, the franchise could include any player on its roster in the offer, except for Kevin Durant. In this way, the missing Kyrie Irving could also be involved in the operation. On the part of the Sixers, according to Marc Stein, The New York Times, the package to compete with Brooklyn would be spearheaded Ben Simmons y el rookie Tyrese Maxey. In addition, as confirmed by sources close to Globe Live Media Sports, Matisse Thybulle, of interest to the Rockets, could also be part of a hypothetical package. PJ Tucker, wanted by both Nets and Sixers, could enter the final operation.
The Rockets are pursuing a trade package from the 76ers that would be headlined by Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2021
Whatever the new jersey, there is no going back. Rockets coach Stephen Silas himself has confirmed that James has not participated in training and that he will stay away from the team dynamics: “It’s the best for the group and for James”, has (and has) sentenced him.
The statements after last night’s loss to the Lakers by 100 to 117 (the second in three days against the same rival) have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. “We are not good enough. I love this city and I literally do everything I can, but this situation is crazy and I don’t think it can be fixed,” he said. Harden. To which he added: “We are not good enough: chemistry, talent, everything. It has been clear in the last two games.”
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