James Harden still wants trade despite the addition of John Wall

Despite the arrival of point guard John Wall, All-NBA star James Harden remains unperturbed in signing a new partnership as the star continues to push Houston Rockets for a trade, according to sources from ESPN.

Having made his Rockets debut in a preseason game on weekend, Wall conveyed his thoughts and being excited about playing with Harden in the backcourt, which is something Harden has written off as he returns to the team on Monday in practice, sources claim.

Speaking to the reporters after the Rockets 104-91 defeat to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, Wall said: “I think me and James can be a heck of a combination. I just hope we get the opportunity to get into the regular season and see how it goes.”

Despite the hope Wall aims to happen in the Rockets’ team, the sources further claim that Harden remains unfazed and still wants a trade elsewhere as australia casinos continue to link him with the big clubs.

After making appearances in social parties in both Atlanta and Las Vegas last week before finally reporting for training camp, Harden, who is a three-time NBA scoring champion and MVP, made his intentions to remain professional and engaged known to the Rockets ownership as he returns to the team.

This is good news for the Rockets, as it will help the team adapt to the new coach Stephen Silas’s style and will also help them understand the value of the 31-year-old point guard.

Sep 10, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after getting called for a foul in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers in game four of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The sources also claim that Harden understands that a distressed player is most likely to be undervalued in the trade market and he wants to be traded for the right value.

According to the report, the Houston Rockets have has talks with the two teams Harden prefers, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. Brooklyn Nets, however, remains the top choice for the league MVP, as it would see the reunion of former Oklahoma City teammate Kevin Durant.

The report claims that the Sixers do not have the intentions to include Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid in trades, with the Rockets not being interested in having a trade with just their draft picks and complementary players. The Nets are also unwilling to trade their star Kyrie Irving, who has made high roller casino tabled some predictions regarding his future.

Harden will be expected to start his team practices when he passes his sixth consecutive Covid-19 test on Monday. Coach Stephen Silas expects both Harden and P.J. Tucker to be available for practice on Monday in the training camp.

The Rockets brought in John Wall after trading Russell Westbrook to Washington. Wall, who has missed two seasons to an injury, returned to action with the Rockets as he averaged 17 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in his two preseason games.

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.