James Harden rumors: Nets management brushed off 76ers’ interest in January

February 7, 2022

Nets general manager Sean Marks dismissed 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey’s interest in star guard James Harden during a January phone call, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Per ESPN, the call marks the lone, direct communication between the two this season.

Still, according to ESPN, Harden and manager, Lorenzo McCloud, have been searching for an agent to partner with in the short-term to navigate the Brooklyn guard’s playing future.

On Sunday afternoon, prior to the Nets’ eighth consecutive loss, coach Steve Nash that the organization has no plans to trade Harden ahead of Thursday’s deadline..

Nash said Sunday that Harden has “continually reiterated that he wants to be here. And we’ve continually said that we want him here. That’s our best chance to win. Nothing’s changed from the communication we’ve had.”