The Los Angeles Clippers might be experiencing some buyer’s remorse after trading for James Harden as the former MVP hasn’t delivered results quite yet.
The Clippers have yet to record a win in six tries since Harden came aboard, and fans are wondering whether or not it was worth the players and draft picks the team sent out.
To be fair to Harden, he didn’t have much of a training camp or preseason and is working his way back into shape but he brought this upon himself when he asked out from the Philadelphia 76ers.
This felt like a trade Los Angeles had to make because of how desperate they are to win a title, but right now the early returns have been discouraging to say the least.
At this stage of his career, Harden can’t carry an offense but is more than capable as a playmaker and outside shooter.
However, Michael Wilbon was still critical of the shooting guard’s game thus far via ESPN.
“He’s not a truly great player anymore,” Wilbon said.
"He's not a truly great player anymore."
@realmichaelwilbon on James Harden's current level of play. pic.twitter.com/TVC1K6Nycq
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 17, 2023
Wilbon sounded upset with Harden for not holding himself accountable and skipping out on his opportunities to prepare for the 2023-24 NBA season.
There are surely plenty of people out there who agree with Wilbon’s sentiments and feelings about Harden, though the Clippers have bigger problems to solve.
Harden is just one piece to the puzzle, and Los Angeles has to be hoping that he is able to find his rhythm and groove again.
If not, this could go down as one of the worst seasons in Clippers history.NEXT: Paul Pierce Roasts James Harden Amid Rough Start To Clippers Tenure