Rival teams hoping to snare James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets before the NBA trade deadline on February 10 will be let down.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, in the days leading up to the deadline, the Nets would not consider any outside offers for Harden.
There was some speculation that the Nets may try to trade Harden rather than risk losing him and receiving nothing in return if he signed elsewhere in free agency this summer, but that isn’t going to happen.
According to Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have indicated an interest in acquiring Harden this summer, but no trade deal has been made, and if one is, the Nets will not be involved.
James Harden Wants To Win A Championship In Brooklyn
In the Nets’ loss to the Lakers on Tuesday, James Harden had a triple-double. While expressing unhappiness with the team’s lack of success, he denied that he is unhappy in Brooklyn.
James Harden’s declaration to Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks that he is committed to winning a championship in the city. They believe this is enough to explain their refusal to listen to overtures from other clubs.
In his 13-year career, James Harden has never been a free agent. During the preseason, he declined to sign a contract extension.
James Harden will have to wait until 2022 to make his decision when he’ll be a free agent for the first time. He holds a player option for the fourth year of his four-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
Despite all of the injuries and issues, the Nets have faced this season, they have managed to win. In the Eastern Conference, they are still in the third position. The top two clubs are separated by only one game. When they’re fully fit, they’re possibly the most talented team in the league. They also have a serious chance to compete for a championship as long as their key players are available.
The remainder of the season will be devoted to remaining healthy to make a postseason run. Meanwhile, James Harden’s long-term prospects in Brooklyn seem unlikely to go away anytime soon.