From Screamin’ A Smith today:
According to @stephenasmith, Daryl Morey is monitoring Harden’s situation in BK
“Now you might lose James Harden because Daryl Morey is lurking in Philadelphia. Don't think for one second that Daryl Morey ain't trying to get his hands on James Harden.I'm telling you what I know” pic.twitter.com/Qzb76Iyw3F
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 12, 2021
If you missed it earlier, the Nets announced that Kyrie Irving won’t be participating in anything team related. That’s because he’s not vaccinated and therefore ineligible to play home games in New York because of COVID rules.
That would mean James Harden and Kevin Durant have to carry the load in his absence, so why in the world would Brooklyn move Harden? You’d think the Kyrie news would make Harden even more valuable to the Nets, and that they’d try to ship off weirdo Kyrie somewhere else.
I guess Stephen A is just saying that Daryl Morey is still high on Harden. He tried to trade for him last year and was not successful, but probably remains interested in bringing him to Philadelphia. There seems to be an incredibly small chance of that happening.
Here’s the video clip. The Harden/Sixers stuff comes up near the end:
"The Brooklyn Nets need to get rid of Kyrie Irving. He got to go!"
— First Take (@FirstTake) October 12, 2021