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According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Rockets star James Harden is interested in landing with the 76ers or the Nets.

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Rockets star James Harden has continued to signal that he would like to move on from Houston. Following previous reports about discontent in the Rockets’ organization, The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed that Harden is interested forcing a trade to the Nets or 76ers.

Both destinations that Charania mentioned would offer Harden a reunion with a former member of the Rockets organization. In Philadelphia, Daryl Morey is the new President of Basketball Operations for the Sixers. In Brooklyn, Mike D’Antoni is part of Steve Nash’s newly-formed coaching staff.

Harden won the 2017-18 NBA MVP award. Last season, Harden’s 34.3 points per game average topped the NBA’s statistical leaderboard.

Update:

The Nets and Rockets are apparently engaged in a symbolic tug-o’-war over the scoring star, per multiple media sources, with Harden angling for Brooklyn and the Rockets trying to keep him.