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James Harden’s gripes with Rockets, revealed

James Harden, Rockets

Everyone in Clutch City is trying to figure out why James Harden is upset with the Houston Rockets.

Harden, the 2018 MVP, has reportedly requested a trade from the Rockets and wants to get dealt to the Brooklyn Nets so he can reunite with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Kevin Durant.

While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Harden wants out of Houston, Kelly Iko and David Aldridge of The Athletic are reporting that The Beard is frustrated that some team decisions have been made without substantial input from him.

But Harden’s gripe with Houston might go deeper than on-court activities. Sources indicate he’s felt that some team decisions have been made without substantial input from him — whether they be signings, trades, or even hirings. (It’s hard to imagine Morey didn’t run the idea of acquiring the likes of Howard, Paul or Westbrook past his franchise player at some point over the years, but there you go.)

James Harden has led the NBA in scoring the past three seasons. However, he’s never gotten past the Western Conference Finals and the sense around the league is that the future Hall of Famer realizes his championship window with the Rockets is over.

Harden has played with Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook in Houston. You can’t fault former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in this Harden saga, as he tried his best to surround the lefty with elite talent.

Moving forward, everyone in the sports world is going to be glued to their phones to see if and when Harden gets traded by the Rockets.

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