It remains to be seen whether or not James Harden will be with the Houston Rockets when the NBA regular season begins on December 22. With a few teams rumored as possible landing spots, the trade interest between Harden and the Miami Heat is reportedly mutual, per Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

Ever since the Rockets decided to move on from Mike D'Antoni and Daryl Morey, Harden has become wary of the team's future. Besides Harden, Russell Westbrook also expressed concerns with the direction of the franchise and eventually requested a trade.

While Westbrook had his request granted, Harden has made things more difficult in the past week. Despite the Rockets beginning training camp, Harden was absent from practices after it was discovered that he was partying in Las Vegas.

He also attended the birthday party of Lil Baby, extending his absence from the team. Amid all of the NBA drama he created, it was revealed that Harden reportedly wants a trade, with multiple NBA teams being listed as preferred destinations.

Upon the first reports of his trade request, the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers were named as potential trade candidates. In addition, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Heat were added to the list of NBA teams that could pursue Harden via trade.

Even though the Heat are coming off of an NBA Finals appearance, they could acquire the All-Star guard. However, if a trade were to take place, it is undetermined what Miami would need to surrender to complete a deal.

As of this moment, the Rockets haven't shown much interest in moving James Harden ahead of the regular season. But if Houston does begin listening to offers, then Harden would seemingly be open to taking his talents to South Beach.