According to reports from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium., James Harden did not participate in today’s Philadelphia 76ers practice and is away from the team for personal reasons.
James Harden did not attend 76ers practice today and is away due to a personal matter.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 19, 2023
It has been an eventful summer for James Harden and the 76ers. Harden opted out of his contract and requested a trade from the team, making it known that his desired destination was the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to the latest reports, there has been no progress regarding a potential trade between the 76ers and Clippers regarding Harden. What makes the situation difficult is that the Clippers would be the only bidder, so there is no reason to improve their current offer for him.
Harden was present at the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp, but it was recently revealed that he has not been present since Sunday and may not return until he is traded. The team reportedly gave him a chance to explain his absence. It still remains a mystery, but it seems that the team has chosen a personal matter as the reason.
An important season is approaching for the 76ers. The Sixers have been in contention for a while for the title, but they failed to get over the second-round hurdle with Joel Embiid as their main star. Harden was expected to come in and take them to the top, but instead…