Disgruntled 76ers player James Harden calls Daryl Morey a “liar.”

FILE PHOTO: Harden agreed to pick up his USD 35.6 million player option in June to help facilitate a trade. | Photo Credit: AP
FILE PHOTO: Harden agreed to pick up his USD 35.6 million player option in June to help facilitate a trade. | Photo Credit: AP

James Harden has expressed his displeasure with the Philadelphia 76ers as his attempts to leave the franchise seem to be coming to a standstill.

In June, the 76ers consented to investigate selling the 10-time All-Star. Los Angeles Clippers are Harden’s preferred team, but insiders have told ESPN that the Sixers have demanded too much in exchange. The 76ers want Harden to report to training camp in time for the start of the season, according to a new report from ESPN.

“[76ers president] Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of,” Harden said during an Adidas event in China on Monday. “Let me say that again. Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”

As the start of the new season draws near, the 76ers have obvious issues. They dismissed their coach, Doc Rivers, as a result of losing the Eastern Conference semifinal series to rival Boston Celtics after blowing a 3-2 series lead. In the upcoming season, the Sixers want Harden to team up with Joel Embiid, the current NBA MVP. However, Embiid performed badly in the postseason, raising concerns about his capacity to lead a club to a championship, while Harden was already dissatisfied with his salary before to the trade negotiations.

Additional consequences would follow for Harden. In accordance with the NBA CBA, if he refuses to sign at the beginning of the season for more than 30 days, he will not be eligible to sign as a free agent in the next off-season.

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