James Harden stays a Houston Rocket with the beginning of the NBA’s common season simply two days away.
How he feels about that’s unclear, with the famous person refusing to debate his future or reply any questions on constant stories that he desires to be traded.
as rumors swirled that he not desires to play for the Rockets and hopes to be dealt. He performed in Houston’s final two preseason video games and talked in regards to the season on Monday because the Rockets ready for his or her Wednesday opener towards the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
However the Beard had nothing to say when requested
The eight-time All-Star and 2018 MVP additionally appeared irritated when requested if he’s the place he desires to be after lacking the primary week of camp.
“We hold speaking about what I missed,” he mentioned. “I feel everyone, the complete league is in catch-up mode in a way of we solely had a short while for coaching camp, so everyone’s making an attempt to get into sport form as a result of clearly the season simply ended a couple of months in the past.”
Harden is the centerpiece of a staff that added John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Christian Wooden within the offseason. The Rockets are intent on preserving Harden as they attempt to contend for his or her first title since profitable back-to-back championships in 1994-95.
Whereas he gained’t discuss his future, Harden was more than pleased to debate his expectations for himself and the staff on Monday.
“My expectation by no means adjustments — individually be the most effective basketball participant on the earth,” he mentioned. “As a staff attempt to get within the high three seeds after which all the time give your self an opportunity (within the playoffs). That’s crucial.”
The Rockets have been the fourth seed final season. They beat Oklahoma Metropolis within the first spherical earlier than being eradicated by the Lakers within the Western Convention semifinals.
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