Rockets players and coaches are done with James Harden’s antics, Trade talks continue

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and coach Stephen Silas, right, react after a play during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP) (Troy Taormina, Troy Taormina)

HOUSTON – The Rockets are on the clock and James Harden’s time in Houston will be ending once a trade partner is solidified.

NBA sources tell me that the Rockets coaches and players have had it with Harden and his attitude and are ready to move on. I’m told the organization as a whole fully supports that thinking.

Within the hour the Rockets held their media zoom session and Head Coach Stephen Silas announced that Harden was not at practice today and that it was best for the team and for Harden not to be on site.

According to reports the Rockets continue discussions with the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadellphia 76ers who are led now by former Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

The Rockets are scheduled to play at San Antonio Thursday night.