FILE -Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) calls to teammates during the first half of Game 5 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Boston. James Harden might have side-eyed questions, much like he did in a playful reaction to a question in his Houston days, about his future with the Philadelphia 76ers. Will Harden return to the 76ers for a third season? (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
The NBA season inches ever closer as training camp has officially begun for the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite this, the continually focused story surrounding the team was not about those who attended, but rather who was not present, that being James Harden.
After missing the Sixers’ media day this past Monday, Harden was also not present as the team flew out to Colorado for training camp amidst his ongoing trade demand. As the first day of training camp began, a report from NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski circulated that the ten-time All-Star was expected to report as early as that day.
One thing is certain though, we have not heard the last of Harden’s trade demands. This is just the begining of the latest act of the James Harden saga. More will be reported once it’s seen how last season’s assists leader responds to camp, and what level of enthusiasm he has brought with him.
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