Santa, get me out of here. That’s what James Harden will be saying about his current situation. He wants out of Houston, and that means he is willing, according to the latest reports, to consider even more teams in order to no longer be a member of the Rockets. As we know, Harden’s preferred landing spot was Brooklyn, but that didn’t come to fruition. He then turned his gaze upon Philadelphia. Those were the main two, but it’s been said in recent days he also was considering the Bucks and the Heat.
Now, two more have been, apparently, added to the list in the form of the Boston Celtics and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Celtics are no surprise, as they are just about always in the mix for contention. The Blazers, though, are a bit of a shock, as they are by no means a guaranteed contender. Some would even put them below Houston, in truth, if they had to rank teams with a chance at winning- with or without Harden. It’s also hard to see how Portland could come up with a suitable deal, but crazier things have happened in the world of sports, especially in 2020.