Harden was among those to toss a “like” to new Rockets guard John Wall's latest Instagram post, which was captioned with Meek Mill lyrics.
San Antonio Spurs swingman DeMar DeRozan–an offseason trade candidate himself–also liked the post, as did free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas, who is desperate to return to the league.
Look who decided to like John Wall’s latest Rockets post on Instagram 👀 pic.twitter.com/y6yDGekXwn
— ً (@arxanii) December 8, 2020
It is hard to really glean much from this, if anything.
Harden did reportedly have a preference for playing with Wall over Russell Westbrook, which might be one of the reasons the Rockets completed the swap. At the same time, Wall has already reported to camp, and “The Beard” is nowhere to be found.
Indeed, Harden and the others might just appreciate the sentiment. Harden himself is close with Meek Mill, so it goes without saying he probably resonates with the caption. Not to mention, Wall's peers are likely rooting for him after going nearly two calendar years without playing competitive basketball.
The real question will be whether Wall's presence and impact can eventually convince Harden to remain in H-Town, at least for the time being.
The former Washington Wizards star was one of the most explosive guards in the NBA when healthy. Wall excels in transition and is a terrific playmaker out of pick-and-roll sets. He does not necessarily need a colossal usage rate to impact the game, which could benefit Harden going forward.
But there aren't many answers for Rockets fans. Those answers certainly will not come from a social media post.