VIDEO: James Harden has had Enough in Houston

James Harden didn't mince words following the LA Lakers 117-110 defeat of the Houston Rockets this evening. Harden briefly spoke about his situation during his post-game press conference before walking off stage - see below. 

Harden looks to have put on a few additional pounds and hasn't exactly played inspiring basketball, especially on the defensive end (although that is nothing new). Even John Wall has spoken about the Rockets situation, and doesn't seem impressed.  

Those are interesting words from the newly acquired Wall. For a player that is looking to rebound from nearly two lost seasons, is it possible that Wall feels Harden is quitting on the team? Wall has been busting his ass all year and has motivation to get back to All-Star form once again. Perhaps he knows Harden is tanking - there is reasonable evidence to support that thought. Check out the splits from Harden's season thus far:

  • First 3 games: 37.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 11.0 apg, 52.4% FG
  • Last 5 games: 17.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 10.0 apg, 37.8% FG

Is Harden trying to force the Rockets' to deal him as quickly as possible? If so, Houston will receive far less value than they should for a player with Harden's resume (shades of the Vince Carter trade spring to mind). Do the Rockets hold on to Harden until they get the right deal? Or do they get rid of his as quickly as possible in order to save organization chemistry and capitalize on Wall's resurgence?

An interesting situation only got more complicated tonight. 

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