James Harden Does Not Want To Leave OKC

James Harden Does Not Want To Leave OKC

Published on June 25th, 2012

The NBA's sixth man of the year James Harden does not want to leave OKC, and hopes things will work out so he can stay with the franchise...

Posted by Daye Kaba
The NBA's sixth man of the year James Harden does not want to leave OKC, and hopes things will work out so he can stay with the franchise:
"They'll do a pretty good job of working it out," Harden said. "I'm focused on several other things right now. But when the time is (right), they'll figure it out and it'll be done."
In his third season, Harden averaged 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists while coming off the bench for the Western Conference champions and proved to be a key piece for the young and talented Thunder.
Harden, 22, said he recognizes the Thunder are in a good place, as Oklahoma City features a nucleus of 23-year-old Kevin Durant who won the league's scoring title and 23-year-old point guard Russell Westbrook.
"This team is like a family," Harden said. "Like, we're really brothers. We hang out most of the time every single day. You won't find any other team like this. I love it here."
Players often say that about their teams, until they realize that the franchise isn't ready to put in the effort to keep them. I'm not saying that it will happen with Harden, but it's a possibility. The Thunder's organization might have been somewhat turned off Harden after his performance in the finals, but can't forget what he did prior to the series against Miami. Even LeBron failed to show up in the finals last year. It can happen to anyone.
In order to keep Harden, the Thunder will probably have to make major changes, and let some key players go to free up cap space. If Harden decides to take less money to make the team better, which I doubt he will (he's young), it will automatically make things much smoother.
Can't wait to see what will happen with that. Harden's future is definitely one of the hottest topics in the NBA right now.

Comment (1)

shave the beard and the mohawk, get a brush cut and play ball. Good Luck, Harden, enjoyed your show
#1 - NEWMIAMIHEATFAN - 26/06/2012 - 01:12
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