James Harden, the star point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers, has made it clear that he wants to be traded before the start of the 2023-24 NBA season. However, the Sixers have not been able to find a suitable deal for him, and are reportedly reluctant to trade him unless they get a fair return. Amid these trade rumours, Harden posted a cryptic message on his Instagram stories.
The Philadelphia 76ers did not offer superstar James Harden a new deal this offseason, instead opting into his $35.6 million player option. However, he has already requested a move, indicating that he does not wish to continue with the squad. The 76ers haven't made much progress on a trade, and it's clear to understand why: the franchise wants an astronomical sum to send him to another team.
As the trade standoff continues, Harden has taken to social media to send a cryptic message that could be interpreted as a warning to the Sixers. On Thursday, he posted an Instagram story that read: "Been comfortable for so long. It's time to get uncomfortable."
Harden could be implying that he is ready to make things difficult for the Sixers if they do not grant his trade request soon. The 33-year-old could also be hinting at his willingness to expand his list of trade destinations or explore other options.
Harden is one of the best players in the league, averaging 21 points, 10.7 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game last season, and is also a nine-time All-Star, a three-time scoring champion, and an MVP winner. However, he has not been able to win a championship in his career and is desperate to join a team that can give him that opportunity.