The NBA has started the game in earnest, although modifications to the lineups are still ongoing. James Harden has been shocking American opinion with his behavior in recent months. He finally got his way. From Philadelphia he goes to Los Angeles, where he is to be part of the team fighting for the championship.
The best basketball league in the world has resumed play. As usual, Poles will pay close attention to Jeremi Sochan, who has started his second season. His team, the San Antonio Spurs, joined Victor Wembanyama, a player considered one of the greatest prospects in the history of basketball.
James Harden will join the Los Angeles Clippers
Sochan will get a new, strong rival in the NBA Western Conference. James Harden joined the Los Angeles Clippers. The 2017/2018 league MVP came to the City of Angels after a turbulent few months with the Philadelphia 76ers. It was clear that there was no future for him in the club from the eastern United States after he publicly called the club’s general manager, Daryl Morey (with whom he worked years ago at the Houston Rockets) a liar.
The exchange, reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, who is well versed in the NBA, also included the transfer of other players. PJ Tucker and Filip Petrusev went to Los Angeles with Harden. Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington and KJ Martin will go in the opposite direction. In addition, the 76ers received an unprotected first-round pick in the 2028 draft, two second-round picks and one first-round pick from another team.
Harden will again get a chance to play in one team with Russell Westbrook, with whom he formed an effective duo years ago in the Oklahoma City Thunder. In addition to them, coach Tyronn Lue will be able to count on Paul George and Kawhi Leonard (MVP of the 2014 and 2019 NBA Finals).
Los Angeles Clippers will compete in the NBA
Last season, the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, losing to the Phoenix Suns. Harden is not only a former league MVP, but also a 10-time All-Star and a 2012 Olympic champion.