The war of words between players and owners is raging.
James Harden has publicly requested a trade. He went beyond asking for a trade and called Philadelphia 76ers general manager 카지노사이트 Darrell Morey a “liar”.
Philadelphia was adamant that they would not make a cheap trade. On the 16th (KST), American sports media outlet ESPN reported, “Philadelphia’s asking price for Harden is very high. So far, no team is willing to meet Philadelphia’s terms. The Los Angeles Clippers, Harden’s favorite team, have expressed interest, but there have been no concrete negotiations.”
The conflict begins with the contract. Harden expected Philadelphia to offer him a max long-term deal this summer.
A year ago this summer, Harden signed a two-year, $68.6 million extension with Philadelphia.
It was a pay cut. He waived his nearly $50 million player option, freeing up space on the Philadelphia salary cap. Philadelphia used Harden’s pay cut to acquire P.J. Tucker, who has been called the best 3&D in the league.
Harden thought the concessions he made a year ago would pay off handsomely. But Philadelphia wasn’t willing to offer him a max contract.
So Harden exercised his $35.6 million player option and requested a trade. He’s trying to sway Philadelphia with media play, direct talks through his agent, etc.
Mori is adamant. He’s adamant that a Harden trade will only happen if a team is willing to pay a hefty price. Last season, Harden averaged 21 points, 10.7 assists, and 6.1 rebounds. He was first in the league in assists.
Even if Harden stays, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent in a year and will be forced to leave Philadelphia. Philadelphia can’t afford to play hardball.
To add insult to injury, the team has recently been rumored to trade Joel Embiid. According to Bleacher Report, “Either way, a trade is not a good idea for Philadelphia. The team is just two months away from the start of the regular season and there’s too much noise on and off the court.”