James Harden cannot seem to find a permanent team since forcing his way out of the Houston Rockets.
The Beard made headlines after demanding a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this summer.
Harden’s relationship with the team is apparently destroyed, and it was made evident following the former NBA MVP’s absence at 76ers Media Day.
It obviously raised questions about Harden’s availability for training camp, but as per renowned insider Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter, the 34-year-old star is expected to arrive in Colorado today.
ESPN Sources: Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden didn’t practice at Colorado State University on Tuesday but he’s expected to arrive in Colorado as soon as today to join training camp.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 3, 2023
Missing Media Day is no small act from a player.
While Harden could be back for training camp, it could do more harm than good for the organization.
With his arrival, the team’s chemistry could be destroyed even before the new season begins.
The best-case scenario for the 76ers seems to be to trade Harden sooner rather than later.
Harden did wish to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this offseason.
The Clippers already have a three-headed snake with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook, and adding Harden to the mix could make them favorites to win the 2024 NBA title.
But considering Harden’s track record of not staying loyal to any team in the last few years, the Clippers may stay away from making a risky trade.
A trade for Harden would gut the depth of the roster, and if Harden leaves after a single season, the Clippers’ future will be destroyed.NEXT: Kyle Kuzma Talks His Fit With Jordan Poole