Clippers pause pursuit of Harden
The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended their pursuit of All-Star guard James Harden. The Clippers have been pursuing Harden for some time, but the two sides have yet to make any progress on the All-Star’s future.
Harden taking care of his ailing mother
Woj didn’t say if the Los Angeles will stop making offers to the 76ers, but it looks like the organization will have to evaluate what they have right now. The ten-time All-Star is not currently in Houston. According to sources, the player is taking care of his mother, who was reportedly sick at the time.
Clippers to focus on healthy roster
“I’m told that with the start of the new season, at least for the foreseeable future, the Clippers are pulling out of trade talks for James Harden,” Wojnarowski said. They’ve effectively suspended negotiations. They’ve been in talks with Philadelphia for months on a trade, they’ve made their best offer for Harden, and now they’re going to start the new season and see what this team looks like with a healthy Kawhi Leonard and a healthy Paul George.”
Clippers may reconsider trade afterward
“Now, the Clippers may reconsider this at some point.” He continued.” But they know they’re the only bidder for Harden, they’re the only team making a serious offer, they don’t want to compete with themselves, and while they may reconsider this later in the season, I think the 76ers have to think, ‘Have we gotten the best offer for [James] Harden?’ Especially when games start disappearing from the calendar, if you’re the Clippers, why would you want to make more offers when there are fewer and fewer games?” What games can James Harden play for you?”
Harden is having a great 2022-23 season
James Harden had a great season with the 76ers last season. He averaged 21.0 points and 10.7 assists per game for the team. Despite his performance, he failed to make the All-Star team for the first time in a decade. His former coach, Dr. Rivers, speculated that it was the All-Star rejection that changed his temperament.
Rivers advised Harden to focus on teamwork
“When playing the right way, I would tell people to go back to the first half of last year, when he gave himself to the team.” Rivers said.” There were 10-20 games where we were the best team in the NBA, obviously we had Joel, Tyrese and Tobias, but we were there because James was the point guard. The funny thing is, one of the coaches called me and said, ‘I never thought anybody could get him to do that.'” And he did! In the short term. If you can keep him that way, not chasing stats – hungry to score – then you have a great player.”
Harden’s attitude is a concern
Harden is still a great player. However, his attitude has hurt his reputation, which is why most teams are reluctant to pursue him.
It is summarized as follows
The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended their pursuit of All-Star guard James Harden. The Clippers have been chasing Harden for some time now, but the two sides have yet to make any progress on the All-Star’s future. Harden is currently in Houston taking care of his ailing mother. The Clippers may reconsider a trade later in the season, but they are currently focused on a healthy roster.