James Harden is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after elements of the transfer market this winter in the NBA. He recently rejected his contract extension with the Houston Rockets, and several teams are already interested in taking over his services. One of them is the Boston Celtics, who would seek to sign the past MVP at all costs, for the next season. In addition, they would be taking advantage of the money they would get if they manage to make a change from Gordon Hayward, who they no longer contemplate in the organization.
Although it is still a rumor, and perhaps the most “crazy” of the off season, at the moment; According to Brandon Robinson of Heavy.comThe Celtics are “making a late bet” on James Harden, an established Rockets star. Robinson adds that the Celtics are “frantically” trying to trade Gordon Heyward and Kemba Walker.
According to what is known, at the time, Harden’s rejection of the $ 50 million contract extension that Rockets offered him; It is because he would seek to reach the Nets, to form a “super trident” with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, in search of being clear contenders to take the title, next season.
James Harden has led the NBA in scoring, each of the previous three years; averaging 34.3 points per game, the season just ended. He was the winner of the MVP Most Valuable Player award in 2018; and has finished in the Top 3 of the vote in each of the last four years.