NBA News: James Harden Saga Continues

NBA Player James Harden

The NBA veteran point guard and once leading score of the league, has stated he“no longer wants to play for the Philadelphia 76ers and has no plans of taking part in training camp”. The Sixers have stated the end of trade talks for Harden, they explore any possibility even with the Los Angeles Clippers, who is the team Harden wants to play for.

What of the points that have made it difficult to move the player, is what the team is requesting, the “asking price was steep” and no team was willing to make any change, the demand was too high for the veteran.

The franchise player Joel Embiid has stated he would love to have Harden back, to see if they can accomplish a championship. Harden the 10-time all-star is unhappy not with the team, it’s against the president of the Sixers Daryl Morey, who has not offered the player a long-term maximum-level contract. At the end of next season, Harden will be an unrestricted free agent. The player will be 34 years old in a few days, it seems difficult that a team would want to extend a   long-term contract for someone with that age. Past June the player picks up his $35,6 million player option. If Harden stays in Philly the odds in the NBA lines are that the team will make it deep into the playoffs, but if he leaves and no one with his caliber comes to the team, it will be a long season for the City of Brotherly Love.

James Harden is Moving from team to team

-Didn’t want to play with the Houston Rockets and demanded a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, which had to give several first-round picks.

-Requested a trade when playing with the Brooklyn Nets, (once Kyle Irving left, then Harden, and lastly Kevin Durant), for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond. Paul Millsap was also on that trade,

-Harden requested to be sent again to Houston, but the Rockets went and paid for free agents Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks.

James Harden’s Numbers

The veteran has played for 14 seasons in four different teams, starting with the Thunder, Rockets, Nets, and Sixers. He has an average of 24,7 points, 7,0 assists, and 5,6 rebounds in 1,000 regular season games. He has won Sixth Man of the Year and also one MVP award. He’s an eternal NBA odds – altering player.

Last campaign he participated in 58 games, averaged 21,0 ppg, shooting for .441% field goals and .385% beyond the arc.

Class of 2023 Hall of Fame

Players and coaches were part of the new group that was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Pau Gasol, Player.
  • Becky Hammon, Player.
  • Gregg Popovich,  Coach.
  • Dirk Nowitzki, Player.
  • Tony Parker, Player.
  • Dwyane Wade

Three Europeans were part of this elect class, even a coach and player relation, dos of them played all their carrier with the same team. They were championship-caliber players, four rings for Parker, three for Wade, two for Gasol, and one for Nowitzki. The four players combined for 19 All-NBA appearances and 37 All-star picks.

Past Saturday was the induction ceremony, with interesting numbers, Wade as the long-time face of the Miami Heat, the German who delivered the Dallas Mavericks their first-ever NBA title in 2011, and the winningest head coach in the league’s history.

D Wade, and some numbers along his career, averaging  22,0 points, 4,7 rebounds, and 5,4 assists, shooting for 48,0 percent from the floor and 29,3% from the arc.

Dirk, Nowitzki, 21 years with the Mavericks, averaging 20,7 points, 7,5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists and shooting for 47,1 percent and 38,0 percent from deep.

Tony Parker, the French player had 15,5 points, 2,7 rebounds, and 5,6 assists, shooting for 49,1 % from the floor and 32,4% from deep.

Pau Gasol, the “Spaniard” finished with a career averaging 17,0 points, 9,2 rebounds, 3,2 assists, and 1,6 blocks while shooting 50,7 % and 36,8.