James Harden recently signed a huge extension with his team to stay in Texas until 2020 to stop NBA rumors that he wants leave the Houston Rockets in free agency.
When asked about the Golden State Warriors’ “super team”, the Houston Rockets star stated that “there’s only one basketball” throwing a shade at the squad featuring superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
“Obviously the Warriors are a really good team … but there’s only one basketball. You’ve got to figure it out,” Harden said of the Warriors’ new squad in the press conference when the team announced his four year $118 million contract extension with the Rockets.
Harden did not put it bluntly but it looks like he’s doubting the Warriors’ ability to make the “superteam” work and go all the way to the NBA title.
The biggest story of the 2016 offseason was how the Warriors were able to convince Kevin Durant to sign with them even after a regular season record of 73-9 and even though they just made the NBA Finals last season.
Harden’s criticism of the Warriors’ “superteam” has been echoed by other NBA experts and players, who were not happy with how Golden State formed the powerhouse team. Durant shocked the world when he left the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer even though they challenged the Warriors in the West Finals last playoffs.
The Rockets and James Harden tried to recruit Durant during free agency with other teams like the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers also chasing the former OKC superstar, in many NBA rumors this 2016 offseason.
Like Curry and Durant, James Harden is one of the best scorers in the league with averages of 29.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.7 steals in the 2015-2016 season.
The NBA rumors continue to surround the Warriors squad about the possible trouble within the team when the season starts later this year. James Harden is one of the doubters that it could work for Golden State next season.
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