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Why does James Harden refuse to partake in the Sixers’ training camp?

Despite his request, the Philadelphia 76ers have decided to stop pursuing trade offers for James Harden. Harden is a former league MVP.

James Harden #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that James Harden will remain with the Philadelphia team for the upcoming season, as Philadelphia has decided not to trade him with any other team.

According to recent reports, the Philadelphia 76ers have terminated trade negotiations with James Harden. Despite having held intermittent offseason discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, the team has ultimately resolved to retain the talented athlete for the commencement of the upcoming season.

The story also has a twist because this is only the Sixers’ stance on the affair. As for Harden, he reportedly remains firm on leaving the Philadelphia team.

According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Philadelphia 76ers are keen on having James Harden attend their training camp. However, the star player seems to have no intention of participating and has officially parted ways with the team. Given this, it would be unfair for Daryl Morey, the team’s general manager, to anticipate any form of commitment from him. This type of contract misdemeanor is very familiar in the Philadelphia franchise and will give you a hint about what is refereeing to - Ben Simmons.

As per a reliable Amick’s source closely associated with James Harden, the renowned basketball player has no longer expressed his disinterest in playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. The source added that Harden is unwilling to join the training camp, even if a trade does not materialize before the camp begins. It is still unclear whether he will create a stir upon his arrival if the work doesn’t happen. Still, Harden’s representatives are optimistic that a suitable deal will be struck before the start of the training camp. The individual who shared this information with the journalist requested to remain anonymous due to the matter’s sensitivity.

There is a potential predicament that the Philadelphia 76ers may encounter with James Harden. How he will react if he becomes discontented with the overall team environment during the upcoming training camp remains unclear. Unfortunately, the outlook for the Sixers appears to be less than favorable at this point.