NBA Trade Rumors: John Wall changes his statement about James Harden’s plans for the new season

NBA trade rumors: Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Washington Wizards in return for a draft pick and John Wall. James Harden’s new teammate, John Wall said that he and Harden had a talk since Russell Westbrook left Houston Rockets.

Earlier, Wall said he “for sure” expects Harden to be a Rocket this season. The new Rockets guard said he “tried to say his goodbyes to everybody and show my respect.” He also said that his main focus is now being an All-Star with the Houston Rockets.

John Wall on James Harden: “Whatever he’s going through, he’ll get through it and make the decision that’s best for him, and I think the front office will do the same.

The Rockets traded 4 drafts, gave up their starting center, and changed their entire style of play to acquire and accommodate Russell Westbrook.

Although both the stars expressed concerns about the direction the Rockets franchise was heading, neither player has requested a trade officially.

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Harden stats for the Rockets in 2019-20:

Games – 68

Points per game – 34.3

Assists per game – 7.5

Rebounds per game – 6.6

James Harden is a key asset to the Houston team. He managed a field goal percentage of 44.3 to lead Houston in the Conference Semi-Finals. The Beard traded to the Rockets from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012.

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Rockets coach Stephen Silas says James Harden did not attend the team’s first practice today as Houston. Earlier, he did not attend training as he flew to Atlanta to celebrate Lil Baby’s birthday bash.

Silas says that NBA coronavirus protocol prevented Harden from joining the team’s first group practice “I want him here and I want him to be a big part of what we’re doing.”