Shooting squad manager Eric Gordon said he believed the trade that sent former franchisee James Harden to Brooklyn nets helped Houston Rock. Got “True direction” under head coach Stephen Silas the first year after a turbulent start to the season.
“Obviously you can tell from the summer and from the start of the season that he doesn’t want to be here,” Gordon said after Thursday’s shooting when he was the only member of the organization disclosed to the media. “For us, I think it gives us a chance. [have] True direction Everyone on the team can practice and not worry about his situation. We can move on. “
Later, Gordon was cut from Thursday̵7;s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Rockets announced a three-team deal with the Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday morning. The Houston net haul in the deal is four first-round selections (Nets in 2022, 2024 and 2026 and Milwaukee’s 2022 through Cleveland), which are the rights to exchange first-round players with. Nets in four years And former Nets defender Caris LeVert and forward Rodions Kurucs LeVert will be redirected to Indiana Pacers in a separate deal for former All-Star shooting defender Victor Oladipo, the source said.
The deal brought a settlement after the awkward months Harden called for a deal, being held out of training camp and declared the Rockets “not good enough” after the loss of the deal. The Los Angeles Lakers’ bombings on Tuesday night, which ended up being MVP’s final game of 2018 in Houston livery.
“On behalf of All Rockets and Houston City, I would like to thank James Harden for eight incredible seasons in Rockets uniform,” Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said in a statement. “James has given us a lot of great memories as we watch him grow from Sixth Man of the Year to an All-Star and Forever MVP. My family and I would also like to thank James for the many contributions to this event. Him from the court including With many charitable donations and community events, we wish James the best of luck and will always be grateful for the memories. “
Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins tore Harden for being “disrespectful” hours before the trade ended on Wednesday, saying Harden’s antics and comments were “offensive”. It was “absolutely unfair” to his Houston teammates.
Gordon, who arrived in Houston ahead of the 2016-17 season and is Harden’s longest-reigning rockets teammate, did not comment on Harden harshly.
“To me, to know him personally, I don’t think he is as earnest as belittling us,” Gordon said. “That’s just for me, I think he just wants a different situation. He shows that, and he. Well said … I don’t think he really intends to insult the players. But he wanted a solution. And he understood. “