Shooting guard Eric Gordon said he believes the deal to send former franchise founder James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets made the Houston Rockets head coach in the first season. Stephen Silas had a “real direction” after a chaotic start to the season.
“Obviously, you can know from the beginning of the summer, since the beginning of the season, he didn’t want to come here.” Gordon said after the shootout on Thursday, when he was the only member of the organization that was disclosed to the media. “For us, I think this gives us a chance [have] A real direction. Everyone on the team can practice without worrying about their situation. We can move forward. “
Gordon was later excluded from Thursday̵
The Rockets announced their three-team contracts with the Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday morning. Houston’s net income in the trade is four first-round picks (the Nets in 2022, 2024, and 2026, respectively, and Milwaukee through Cleveland in 2022), the first four years of exchange with the Nets for first-round picks, former Cavaliers guard Dante Exum As well as former Nets guard Caris LeVert and forward Rodions Kurucs. According to sources, Le Verte will be transferred to the Indiana Pacers and separated from former All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo.
After a difficult few months, Harden asked for a deal, which resolved the resolution. Harden was banned from training camp and declared that the Rockets lost “not good enough” after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The last game of the 2018 MVP uniform in Houston.
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said in a statement: “On behalf of the entire Rockets organization and the City of Houston, I thank James Harden for his amazing performance in the eight seasons of the Rockets. “James has left us with many good memories, because we have seen him grow from the sixth man of the year to a perennial All-Star and MVP. My family and I would also like to thank James for his off-court contributions. Including generous charitable donations and multiple annual community events. We wish James the best of luck and thank you for your memories forever.”
Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins (DeMarcus Cousins) regarded Harden as a “disrespectful courtesy” hours before the deal was finalized on Wednesday. Harden stated that Harden’s antics and comments were “completely unfair” to his Houston teammates.
Gordon arrived in Houston before the 2016-17 season and is Harden’s oldest Rockets teammate. His comments on Harden are not so harsh.
Gordon said: “For me, knowing him personally, I think it is true that he is disrespectful to us.” “It’s just for me. I think he just wants a different situation. He has shown this. And he also said… I don’t think he really doesn’t want to really disrespect the players, but he wants his own way out. He got it.”