The formerly disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers All-Star arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday to meet his new team. He joined fellow new Clipper P.J. Tucker at Crypto.com Arena prior to Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic just hours after
First piece of business: Meet the new boss. Harden and Tucker were greeted in the tunnel by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank.The group exchanged hugs and handshakes before Harden and Tucker made their way to the Clippers locker room. There, commenced a reunion between Harden and his ex-Oklahoma City Thunder/Houston Rockets teammate Russell Westbrook.
The Rockets were eliminated from the NBA bubble in the second round of the playoffs by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers. It was the final full season for them both in Houston before Harden forced a trade to the Brooklyn Nets the following season. headtopics.com
Pairing two of the most iso-heavy guards in the same backcourt will be one of head coach Tyronn Lue’s biggest challenges. Especially considering that forwards Kawhi Leonard and Paul George frequently operate in isolation. Expect a healthy rotation of nights off that should challengethat he couldn’t comment on Harden and Tucker since the trade wasn’t yet official. The Clippers next play the Lakers on Wednesday on ESPN, which would add up to a blockbuster debut for the new lineup.
If not then, a date next Monday against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden would also make for appointment viewing.Renton police looking for couple wanted for robbery of Home Depot, hitting employee with car headtopics.com
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