Houston's commentators finally said something last night, joking, "If we wanna talk about some aesthetics, James Harden definitely had a pre-game meal, averaging 17-points per game-".
The Rockets star walked out of his postgame news conference, not before telling the media: "I love this city". The Rockets had informed teams that they want a young franchise cornerstone and a package of first-round draft picks and/or intriguing talent on rookie contracts in return for Harden, sources said.
Rockets coach Stephen Silas told reporters that Harden would not be at Wednesday's practice, one day after the former league MVP said the team is "just not good enough" following a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. I literally have done everything that I can. "I mean, this situation is insane". To this point, they're 3-6 and sitting at No. 14 in the Western Conference. "It's something that I don't think can be fixed".
Harden's desires for a trade out of Houston were made clear in the lead-up to the season, and he seemed to imply Tuesday night with his closing remarks that he still desires to be traded.
John Wall and James Harden had interest in playing with each other this season, but that potential partnership was always fraught due to Harden seeking a trade from the Houston Rockets. "And it was clear these last two games".
"When you have certain guys in the mix who don't want to buy in, all as one, it's going to be hard to do anything special, to do anything good as a basketball team", said Wall, who was acquired by the Rockets after Russell Westbrook was traded to the Washington Wizards. "I can't know what he thinks about the team or what he feels like we are", Wall said.