James Harden, a 10-time All-Star guard, criticized Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey two days after it was announced that the 76ers had terminated trade negotiations for him.
Harden declared during an Adidas media event in China that "Daryl Morey is a liar" and "I will never be a part of an organization that he is a part of." Daryl Morey is a liar,
And I will never be a part of an organization that he is a part of, I'll repeat.
Sources informed ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday that the 76ers intended to bring Harden back for training camp and the start of the season, creating an awkward position with the disgruntled star.
Harden's preferred team, the LA Clippers, and the Sixers periodically discussed trade possibilities in the offseason, but little progress was made, according to sources.
After Harden decided to exercise his $35.6 million player option in June, the Sixers agreed to look for a trade on his behalf.
However, the Sixers' demands were high, and no teams—including the Clippers—were able or willing to satisfy them, according to sources.
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