James Harden skips Sixers’ Media Day and might be fined

It appears clearer than ever that James Harden gained’t cease till he will get what he needs. After having requested a commerce out of Philadelphia this summer season, the veteran star feels is but to being taken severely by his administration, which is my he’s on a rebellious riot. 

Based on many reviews, this Monday he skipped the 76ers‘ Media Day and looks like he’s not prone to report back to coaching camp this week. One of many first on the scene was NBA insider Adian Wojnarowski, who doesn’t imagine the Sixers have many any progress with reference to buying and selling ‘The Beard’.

“In what’s anticipated to be a continued try to push for a commerce, Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden isn’t in attendance for the workforce’s media day at present. Harden stays upset that the group hasn’t moved him to the Clippers,” the ESPN analyst stated.

Sadly for the 34-year-old, he’s now uncovered to being fined by his present membership, which has all their roster set to depart later at present for coaching camp in Colorado.

“Harden might be topic to a effective for lacking media day,” Woj reported. “The Sixers depart for Colorado later at present for a number of days of coaching camp at Colorado State College. The Sixers and Clippers have talked not too long ago however there doesn’t look like any traction on a commerce, sources stated.

“No traction with the Clippers — or any workforce — on a commerce, sources say.”

Specialists have anticipated that if the veteran star holds out for greater than a month, the Philadelphia membership gained’t have the ability to cease him from coming into free company in subsequent yr’s summer season. Contemplating the truth that Harden is in his remaining yr of his contract, some NBA guidelines would assist his trigger if he decides by no means to point out as much as prepare.

Harden has already obtained a $100,000 effective by the NBA for calling his workforce’s president Daryl Morey “a liar” final month, and has damaged up their relationship ever since. Apparently, the 10-time All-Star referred to his government on this method after he wasn’t traded out of Philly after agreeing to choose into his 2023/24 participant choice.

Studies recommend that the Philadelphia administration have stopped negotiating offers involving Harden for over a month now

Although the 76ers agreed to discover out a commerce upon Harden’s request after he picked up his $35.6 million participant choice for June of subsequent yr, their asking value for the celebrity was very excessive and groups rapidly misplaced curiosity in negotiating for him.

“[The Clippers] tried to commerce for James Harden, and that deal didn’t occur,” reporter Brian Windhorst stated nearly a month in the past. “And from what I perceive, it was the Clippers who stated, ‘Okay, there’s no deal right here. We’re gonna transfer on.’ And whereas I assume that they may actually make a deal midseason, I assume that that is what they’re gonna go together with.”

His teammates have additionally spoken about Harden’s state of affairs, and have most well-liked to stay affected person and never take any sides.

“I’ll say this concerning the state of affairs: to every his personal. James, he’s knowledgeable, and he’s doing one thing for a purpose,” Tyrese Maxey stated.

“You simply should form of sit again and perceive what he’s doing as a good friend, however then as a teammate and somebody as part of a corporation I’m with proper now, you need to put together for whether or not James goes to be there or not going to be there. That’s simply the character of it.”

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