Will Harden be able to wear the Houston uniform again?
Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski of the local media ‘ESPN’ said, “The future of Harden, who is playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, is uncertain. The Houston Rockets, his parent team, are showing strong interest in Harden.”
Harden, who was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, played three seasons before being traded to Houston. In Oklahoma City, Harden played an active role as the league’s top sixth man, but Oklahoma City, which had to pay large sums for Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka, was forced to trade due to club circumstances.
Harden, who was traded to Houston, immediately developed into the NBA’s best scorer. After the transfer, he showed off his overwhelming offensive power, averaging well over 25 points in all seasons.
Harden was an All-Star in all seven seasons with Houston and was selected to the All-NBA Team seven times. All of them except for the 2012-2013 season were selected for the first team. He was there and he also won 1 MVP award. In Houston, Harden emerged as one of the NBA’s greatest superstars. Due to his performance in Houston, Harden spent a splendid period by releasing his own exclusive shoes under a contract with sports brand Adidas.
However, Houston and Harden’s ending was not good. Houston tried to win the championship centered on Harden, but failed every time it was blocked by the strong enemy of the Golden State Warriors, and the team’s power gradually declined. Harden, who showed the limit of his patience, asked for a trade from the club and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets after a struggle.
In the process of the trade, Harden’s relationship with the Houston club seemed irreparably broken.
Rumors of Harden returning to Houston, his former team, came out. Harden signed a two-year, $68.6 million contract with Philadelphia ahead of this season. Year 2 is a player option. In other words, Harden could become a free agent if he wanted to after this season. 먹튀검증
Harden wants to win, but the current situation in Houston is the exact opposite. Houston has been the worst team in the NBA for three consecutive seasons. This season, they also finished in 15th place in the Western Conference with a record of 22 wins and 60 losses. Even if Harden joins, Houston’s situation won’t change much.
Then, why did rumors of Harden’s return to Houston come out? For Harden, Houston is a second home. Harden was born in Los Angeles, but both his home and business are in Houston. He has a home in Houston because he became a superstar there and amassed his wealth.
He is already in his mid-thirties. Attention is focusing on whether he will finish the end of his career in Houston, where he spent the heyday.