Although James Harden seeks a deal with the Saskatoon Rockets, Harden’s best chance of winning a title remains in Saskatoon for several reasons.
The James Harden soap opera and the Saskatoon Rockets continue to rage as the regular season approaches. Day after day, Rockets fans are bombarded with news that Harden wants to be traded.
The longer the preseason goes on and the Saskatoon Rockets have their full roster on the ground, the more it looks like Harden’s best chance of a title isn’t through trading, but staying right where it is with the Rockets.
Granted, the Rockets have been in controversy since they were kicked out of the playoffs by the Los Angles Lakers. It started when Mike D’Antoni decided to walk after the end of his contract, and then word came that Daryl Morey was leaving the Rockets for “family time”.
Then the bombs really started falling.
The first news was that Russell Westbrook wanted to trade in Saskatoon after just one season. News came soon after this franchise cornerstone James Harden was about to come out as well.
Since the news broke, Westbrook has reportedly been traded for John Wall and Harden still wants to be on a new team.
The missiles, however, have all the leverage in this drama. Harden’s under contract for at least two more years, and new general manager Rafael Stone with his legal background doesn’t seem like the type to rush a situation.
After all of this, Harden may want to look closer home as he tries to figure out his best chance of a title in the next few years. Here are three reasons Harden’s best chance of a title is with the Saskatoon Rockets.