Nets not considering trade offers for James Harden

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The Brooklyn Nets won’t listen to trade-deadline overtures for All-NBA guard James Harden, a resolve rooted in Harden’s repeated insistences to ownership and management that he’s committed to staying and winning a championship with the franchise, sources told ESPN.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Harden has repeatedly told management, ownership, those in the org. that he is committed to being a Net. That he wants to win a championship there. And more than that the Big 3… Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving …they believe they’re unstoppable.”
– Woj via ESPN spot – 8:37 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The Nets will not listen to any trade deadline offers for James Harden, per @Adrian Wojnarowski. pic.twitter.com/EM38yRAYiU8:33 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: The Brooklyn Nets won’t listen to trade deadline overtures for James Harden, a resolve largely rooted in the All-NBA guard’s repeated insistences to ownership and management that he’s committed to the franchise: es.pn/3G8jvhQ8:28 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
This is the type of game that terrifies Michael Malone. I’ sure he’s happier Harden’s not available, but I promise you there’s a part of him that’s worried his team won’t take it seriously minus their Big 3. Game’s a lot more about their investment than anything to do with BKN. – 8:00 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays. Nets-Nuggets tip in about 20. The big three is the big zero. James Harden is out with left hamstring tightness. He strained his right hamstring last season. Who steps up? I count nine guys available for BK. Jeff Green is back in the building, too. – 7:51 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Updated Brooklyn Nets injury report
Durant (OUT) – sprained knee
Harden (OUT) – hamstring tightness
Kyrie (OUT) – disinterested – 7:36 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Harden being out in addition to KD and Irving means Denver needs to win this game.
It’s definitely not a must-win, but dropping this one would be a bad loss with 4 more road games ahead of them. Denver needs to take care of business and take the wins they can get. – 7:23 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
James Harden (left hamstring tightness) has been ruled out for tonight’s game against Denver.
This was a makeup game for the Nuggets and they catch an already short handed Brooklyn team without Harden, Durant and Irving. – 7:22 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Brooklyn’s James Harden (left hamstring tightness) has now been ruled out for tonight’s game AGAINST Denver. – 7:21 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets say James Harden is out tonight with left hamstring tightness. – 7:20 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
James Harden is out tonight. Will Barton (hamstring tightness) is playing for Denver. – 7:20 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets now say James Harden (hamstring tightness) is out tonight vs. Nuggets. – 7:20 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nets announce James Harden is out tonight. – 7:20 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets say James Harden is out with left hamstring tightness. – 7:19 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
James Harden is out tonight against the Nuggets with left hamstring tightness, the Nets say. – 7:19 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Brooklyn Nets star James Harden (hamstring) is out tonight against the Denver Nuggets, team says. – 7:19 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Adrian Wojnarowski says Nets management and ownership have been repeatedly told by James Harden that he is committed to the Brooklyn Nets and wants to win a championship there. I’m sure they can take that to the bank. pic.twitter.com/gqhuAtFtzF7:16 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone says James Harden is arguably one of the greatest offensive players in NBA history. Also says that he’ll “go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history in the art of drawing fouls.” – 6:40 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
James Harden is on the injury report w/ left hamstring tightness. It was the right one that suffered grade 2 strain last year.
“Questionable is all I got, he’s reported a little hamstring tightness so we’ll see how it goes when he gets through his protocols,” said Steve Nash. – 6:37 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“I think James is happy to be here I just think it’s frustrating right now…we have higher expectations and I thin it’s frustrating but I think James is happy here for sure.”
-#Nets Steve Nash was asked if James Harden is as happy now as he was when he first got to Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/neIhJ6b2Dp6:33 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
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Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash doesn’t have an update on James Harden’s status for tonight. Adds Nic Claxton is resting out precaution given he came back in a back-to-back. Expects him to play against Golden State on Saturday. – 6:24 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Update from Nets: Harden (left hamstring tightness) questionable vs. Nuggets.
Sharpe (non-COVID illness) out tonight. – 6:19 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden (left hamstring tightness) is questionable for the #Nets. Day’Ron Sharpe (non-Covid illness) is out. #Nuggets6:18 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets say Day’Ron Sharpe is out with a non-COVID related illness and James Harden is questionable with left hamstring tightness for tonight’s game against the Nuggets. – 6:17 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Nets say James Harden (left hamstring tightness) is now questionable to play tonight against Denver. – 6:17 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets list James Harden as questionable tonight with left hamstring tightness. Day’Ron Sharpe is out sick (non-COVID). – 6:17 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
On today’s episode of the Game Theory Podcast, we chatted Simmons/Harden, Chris Mack, OTE, and plenty more — including Kentucky-Auburn
@matt_pennie was there, and he gave his take on Jabari Smith:
“Jabari Smith is the No. 1 pick in the draft.”
FULL EP: https://t.co/t437xO60R2 pic.twitter.com/mReeHNJHtU5:32 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
NEW:
James Harden-Joel Embiid isn’t necessarily a slam dunk pairing… That’s if it even happens.
NBA exec: “I’d be worried about how this is going to go for Joel.”
bit.ly/32DcV5s5:16 PM

James Harden @JHarden13
🖤 pic.twitter.com/niZTfTWmTl5:00 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Sources: 76ers & Hawks briefly discussed a trade of Ben Simmons & Tobias Harris for John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic & Danilo Gallinari, but talks stalled with Atlanta unwilling to take Harris. More on Simmons, James Harden & Domantas Sabonis on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-trad…4:43 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
🏀 HABERSHOW w/@Amin Elhassan 🏀
We’ve already seen more NBA ejections this season than we did all of last season. What’s behind that trend? Amin and I go deep the Grayson Allen play, Harden/Sixers and Grant Hill’s Sprite ads.
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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
🏀 HABERSHOW w/@Amin Elhassan 🏀
We’ve already seen more NBA ejections this season than we did all of last season. What’s behind that trend? Amin and I go deep the Grayson Allen play, Harden/Sixers and Grant Hill’s Sprite ads.
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✳️: spoti.fi/32yOLc83:35 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
NBA Star Power Index: Joel Embiid continues tear; LeBron steals show; James Harden tiring of time with Nets?
cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-s…2:49 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
What path could bring James Harden to the Sixers? Exploring every available option inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 2:13 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s best from January 25:
– J. Embiid: 42 pts, 14 reb, 4 blk
– A. Edwards: 40 pts, 9 reb, 3 stl
– J. Tatum: 36 pts, 6 ast, +36
– J. Harden: 33 pts, 12 reb, 11 ast
– L. James: 33 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast
– J. Brown: 30 pts, 10 reb, 24 min
– N. Jokic: 28 pts, 21 reb, 9 ast – 11:31 AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
On this week’s “Hoops, Adjacent” ep of @AthleticNBAShow w/ @Marcus Thompson: Good yak on Nets’ Harden issues, Cam Reddish’s disappearance in New York, the Lakers’ mess, what the Hawks have to do and more with our buddy @Howard Beck from SI. Listen in!:
theathletic.com/podcast/8-the-…11:00 AM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
The Pacers aren’t moving Domantas Sabonis unless they get a Nikola Vucevic type of package in return. More on Sabonis, James Harden, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, Eric Gordon, Jalen Brunson, and others with colleague @Yossi Gozlan on the @Jorge Sierra podcast hoopshype.com/lists/nba-trad…10:56 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
ICYMI: James Harden’s triple-double not enough to save #Nets from their own sorry transition defense vs #Lakers nypost.com/2022/01/25/jam… via @nypostsports10:44 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
ICYMI: James Harden explains frustrations with the #Nets’ woes nypost.com/2022/01/25/jam… via @nypostsports10:42 AM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck: Can AD save the Lakers, Harden-Simmons buzz, Pistons plans for Jerami Grant, more. Links: bit.ly/2w1G5e210:00 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
James Harden says he is frustrated because he wants to win sportando.basketball/en/james-harde…9:37 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Three Things to Know: Harden and the freedom a couple hundred million dollars can bring nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/26/thr…9:19 AM

Michael Dugat @mdug
I still don’t like Harden, but I’ll probably never come closer to liking him than when reading about his frustrations with Kyrie. – 9:15 AM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
LeBron and the Lakers are excited to welcome Anthony Davis back, while James Harden is frustrated after another home loss for the Nets. | AP News apnews.com/article/brookl…8:17 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
What path could bring James Harden to the #Sixers?: Exploring every available option inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #BrooklynNets #NBA758:05 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
What path could bring James Harden to the #Sixers? Exploring every available option inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA #Brooklyn #BrooklynNets #Nets #76ers #NBA #NBA75 – 6:51 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @matt_pennie is here!
We run through Simmons/Harden stuff; Chris Mack-Louisville; Shaedon Sharpe news; UK-Auburn, Ignite, and OTE #PennieFieldTrip; Mailbag, POTWs, more! Preview below
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Watch on YouTube: https://t.co/4BYANwfasc pic.twitter.com/Yf5tk8zBVP6:49 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
‘Discussing the interest the Philadelphia 76ers have in James Harden, more Ben Simmons trade intel, and the mental toughness of Tyrese Maxey’ by Locked On 76ers – Daily Podcast On The Philadelphia Sixers megaphone.link/LKN23917966746:09 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
What path could bring James Harden to the #Sixers? Exploring every available option inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 5:44 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden shot down reports that he’s unhappy in Brooklyn. But he admitted he’s frustrated with the current state of the Nets. Tuesday provided him plenty of reasons why: theathletic.com/3093060/2022/0…12:53 AM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Harden: “Of course I’m frustrated because we’re not healthy, there’s a lot of inconsistency for whatever reason. Injuries, COVID …it’s frustrating. I think everybody in this organization is frustrated because we are better than what our record is and we should be on the way up” – 10:36 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Without Patrick Beverley, the difficulty of defensive matchup increases for Anthony Edwards.
Last game, Ant was matched with Kyrie (McDaniels on Harden) and tonight Ant is on McCollum (McDaniels on Simons) – 10:17 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Reports from who? Alright then I don’t know what you’re talking about…you’re talking about reports I don’t know about reports, did you guys hear from me? Alright then I don’t know about no reports.”
James Harden had a back-and-forth with a reporter about a recent trade update pic.twitter.com/ZiekHWXZf310:14 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
James Harden addressed a report that he’s not happy with the part-time status of Kyrie Irving and the rotation decisions of coach Steve Nash. pic.twitter.com/2FPtTePTRW10:09 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“If you didn’t hear it from me, like I don’t talk to nobody, I don’t have an agent, if ya’ll don’t hear from me, than it’s reports. I’m frustrated because I want to win, and I’m a competitor, it’s pretty simple.”
-Harden on recent reports he has ‘increased interest’ in a trade pic.twitter.com/BrP2elTbTg10:07 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden: “Of course I’m frustrated because we’re not healthy, where there’s a lot of inconsistency for whatever reason, injuries, COVID, whatever you want to call it. I think everybody in this organization is frustrated because we’re better than what our record is.” #Nets10:02 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I asked James Harden about the reports suggesting he doesn’t like living in Brooklyn or NYC: “Of course (I like living here),” he said.
He also said he’s frustrated with rotations because rotations dictate winning. Says if it doesn’t come from his mouth, he didn’t say it. – 10:01 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel noted LeBron being “really locked in” on defense, starting at shootaround, as a major key vs. BKN. James had 3 steals and 2 blocks, with those B2B steals basically sealing the game in the 4th. Lakers switched their coverage there to swarm Harden w/LeBron at free safety. – 10:01 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden denies having any problem with Steve Nash’s rotation and dismisses “reports. Did you guys hear that from me?” But he admits he’s just frustrated with the #Nets record and shorthanded state. – 10:01 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden asked about the reports about him today: “I didn’t hear about no reports.” Said he’s frustrated about the situation in Brooklyn given all the issues they’ve dealt with and wants to win, but didn’t talk to anybody. “Did you guys hear that from me?” – 10:01 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“I’m frustrated cause I want to win and I’m a competitor.”
– James Harden says if you didn’t hear from him there’s no reports worth listening to. – 10:00 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
James Harden “I don’t know about any reports.” – 9:58 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden on the loss: “Transition defense. Simple.” – 9:57 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Lakers beat the Nets 106-93. LeBron James put on a show, James Harden didn’t get enough help and Anthony Davis did some things in his return. The Nets host the Nuggets tomorrow. – 9:47 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
A loss like this should send a message to Sean Marks that even if you’re banking on a healthy return of KD & Joe Harris & cool with Part-Time Kyrie, it’s unfair to put all of this on James Harden for home games. Get him some help, so he’ll have something left for the playoffs. – 9:42 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The Lakers weren’t playing Harden aggressively on defense early, but changed up the scheme out of that time out, blitzing him quickly with LeBron, to the desired result. – 9:34 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Steve Nash: LeBron James intercepts back-to-back poorly thrown passes for fastbreak dunks, and the Crypto.c–I mean Barclays Center crowd explodes. The Lakers are up 100-85 here in Brooklyn. LeBron has 31 and James Harden has 33. – 9:31 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Patty Mills has given Harden a little help offensively — but in these home games without Kyrie and KD for the foreseeable future somebody else is going to have to help. The larger issue in short term is that the defense continues to be porous. Nets’ 14 turnovers don’t help. – 9:27 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Lakers lead the Nets 92-78. Harden has 33. Mills is the only other Net in double-figures with 13. Nets shooting 21 percent from 3 and just 40 percent from the field. LeBron has 27. – 9:12 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden has 33 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, but the Nets find themselves down against the Lakers, 92-78, entering the 4th quarter. No roster combination can account for the Nets’ lack of firepower: No KD, No Kyrie, and no Joe Harris against a healthy Lakers squad. – 9:12 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Harden got the Nets within two during the third but just too much firepower from LeBron and the Lakers. They lead 92-78 heading to the fourth. – 9:11 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Two terrific plays from Austin Reaves, one on defense (stripping Harden), then grabbing an offensive board to get ‘Melo a 2nd straight look at a 3, which he hit to put LAL up 92-78. – 9:10 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
A foul by Bradley and a tech gives Harden four straight free throws. It’s a 71-69 game now. – 8:58 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A 4-point possession for Brooklyn here, as Harden drew a foul shooting a 3, plus a technical on Bradley for arguing about it.
LAL led by as many as 14 late in the 2nd Q, and it’s down to just 2 at 71-69. – 8:58 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I’ll give credit where it’s due: There’s no passiveness in James Harden’s game tonight: Harden did not play well against the Timberwolves but has 31 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds here midway through the third quarter against the Lakers. – 8:58 PM

More on this storyline

Nets owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks are buoyed not only by Harden’s consistent internal stance, but the shared public and private belief among superstars Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving that the three make the Nets an unstoppable team when playing together. -via ESPN / January 26, 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers’ plans for a potential pursuit of Harden this summer have been no secret anywhere in the league, but the Sixers have yet to make the Nets a trade offer ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline, sources said. The Nets don’t plan to engage any team — including the Sixers — that might try to pry Harden ahead of his possible free agency this summer, sources said. -via ESPN / January 26, 2022

Anthony Puccio: Woj says James Harden has expressed his commitment to Brooklyn’s front office/ownership. -via Twitter @APOOCH / January 26, 2022