James Harden to Philly!What kind of teammates does Harden need after giving up 4 superstars in 4 years?

2022-07-27 0 By

In the final hours of the NBA trade deadline, fans have been waiting for the biggest trade of the winter: James Harden and Ben Simmons.According to NBA reporter Shams, the Nets traded Harden and Millsap for Simmons, Steph Curry, And Jon Trang, as well as an unprotected 2022 first-round pick and a protected 2027 first-round pick.Simply put, the Nets gave up two players for three plus two first-round picks.It’s fair to say that Philly is in good faith in this trade, with Simmons and Steph Curry already being good pieces, and two first-round picks, a rarity for a team like the Nets that has long advanced draft picks over the next few years.As for Millsap and Trangami, both are veterans on minimum salary contracts and could be seen as a one-for-one deal.Starting today, the Nets’ big three will officially be Durant, Irving and Simmons, while Embiid and Harden will be paired in Philadelphia.With Theo struggling in the Nets and Simmons refusing to play in the 76ers, the deal is done, a win-win for both teams to improve their championship chances.Unfortunately for Nets fans, the big three have attended only 16 games together in recent years, and it’s going their separate ways.Harden has played with a total of four superstars over the past four seasons, all of them unsuccessfully.Those four are Paul, Westbrook, Durant, Irving.One of his best performances was with Chris Paul, who went all the way to game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, but only made it to the conference finals once.But if you think about it, don’t blame Me.When he teamed up with CP3, CP3 was nearing the end of his career, and Westbrook’s style didn’t seem to resonate with anyone.As for Durant and Irving, as mentioned above, they’ve only played 16 games together.Even if the results are bad, can’t blame harden entirely?Harden’s teammates for the past four seasons have also been strange. Normally, a player like Harden might work better with a big center inside.But All four of Theo’s teammates are perimeter or forward players on teams that have always played two-point guards and small lineups, which are fraught with uncertainty and depend on shooting to win or lose in the playoffs.Now, with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Houston has finally found a superstar center.On the other hand, there’s no going back for Harden. With Embiid, he should at least make it to the Finals, not to mention a championship.If Harden doesn’t make it to the conference finals in the next few years, it could be his own problem.With Harden out of the way, let’s talk about the Nets.The Nets were on a nine-game losing streak before releasing Harden, injuries being the most important factor, but Coach Steve Nash is too weak to coach a game with a star, let alone a bench.Even if the Nets get Simmons, Steph, and Jon right now, let’s be a little more daring and assume that Kyrie and Kevin Durant stay healthy and can play in all the games home and away, I don’t see them winning a championship if Steve Nash sits on the bench.To be honest, the Nets’ roster is already very good, but the head coach is their biggest weakness.However, the NBA also does not allow coaches to trade with each other, so the Nets management will have to figure out a way to use the “golden dollar advantage” and find a good coach sooner rather than later.