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James Harden Addresses Reports That He's Frustrated In Brooklyn: "I'm Frustrated Because I Want To Win."

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James Harden has been having a solid year with the Brooklyn Nets, and he is currently averaging 23.0 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 10.1 APG. The Brooklyn Nets are also the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference.

Despite the fact that the Brooklyn Nets are a top-tier seed, there were some reports that suggested James Harden is frustrated in Brooklyn.

"Harden remains invested in competing for the title in Brooklyn this season, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. But Harden has recently informed several confidants—including former teammates and coaches—of his interest in exploring other opportunities outside of Brooklyn this summer."

"Harden has been vocal to Nets figures and close contacts alike about his frustrations regarding Kyrie Irving's part-time playing status. A recent injury to Kevin Durant has exacerbated the issue, leaving Harden to shoulder the majority of the offensive burden during Brooklyn home games."

"His new city could also be an issue. According to multiple sources, Harden has not enjoyed living in Brooklyn, compared to his days as a central Houston magnate. Outside of the change in climate, the chasm between state taxes in New York versus Texas is quite obvious as well."

James Harden has recently addressed those reports and admitted that he was frustrated because he wants to win, and added that he thinks "everybody" in the Nets organization is frustrated because they are "better" than their record.

I don't know about any reports. Of course I'm frustrated because we're not healthy. It's a lot of inconsistency for whatever reason - injuries, COVID, whatever you want to call it...I think everybody in this organization is frustrated, because we are better than what our record is. We should be on the way up. That's all it is... I don't talk to nobody, I have an agent. I don't know reports. If you don't hear from me, then it's reports. I'm frustrated because I want to win, and I'm a competitor. It's pretty simple.

The Brooklyn Nets definitely haven't looked like the world-beater offense that they were last year. Part of that is definitely due to long-term absences from Joe Harris and Kyrie Irving, and now Kevin Durant has recently gotten injured as well.

With that being said, if the Brooklyn Nets start to be more consistent and win, then James Harden's frustration will likely go away. All he wants to do is win, and the Brooklyn Nets definitely have the talent to win at the highest level.