The James Harden situation has reached critical mass, with the beared superstar publicly stating Houston isn’t good enough. What should the Boston Celtics do?
The Boston Celtics have a James Harden decision to make.
First, Harden seemed defeated and almost publicly demanded a trade:
Then, Harden’s new teammate, John Wall, criticized his comments in his post-game press conference:
Overall, the situation in Houston is beyond repair. The superstar’s value is plummeting by the game, which potentially gives the Boston Celtics an opportunity to swoop in.
In terms of trade packages, they cannot compare in terms of young talent, but they can present players of similar value in the current season. Therefore, if the Rockets want to remain competitive during John Wall’s prime, the Celtics might be a suitor for the former MVP.
Considering Jaylen Brown’s impressive play at the start of the season, it’s unlikely that he would be available in trade talks. There is no reason for Danny Ainge to break up both him and Jayson Tatum this early in their careers in Boston, as they have proven to be the best young duo in the NBA.