After the Brooklyn Nets traded a ton to land the former MVP from the Houston Rockets after he grew disgruntled, Harden is looking to win his first championship with the Nets after injuries derailed their playoff run last year. Prior to the 2021-2022 season, Harden was offered a contract extension from the Nets.
As we know now, the superstar guard didn’t agree to new terms with the Nets just yet. Despite all of the talks and the Kyrie Irving distraction, the Nets are still the top team in the Eastern Conference right now, with a record of 15-6.
Requesting to leave for another team right now would be a backward move for Harden. Now, if the Nets were to come up short in the postseason once again, then the star guard could certainly change his mind about staying in Brooklyn long-term.