Even with the 2020-21 NBA season less than a day away, James Harden trade rumors continue to persist. The Rockets, who still have Harden locked-in for a few more years, have yet to find a team willing to meet their asking price and it's looking more and more like they might start the season with the Beard still on their roster.
Nevertheless, James Harden hasn't given his squad any encouraging signs that he intends on staying -- choosing instead to ignore questions aimed at clarifying how he feels about the whole situation.
Harden's silence kind of speaks for itself at this point. Even as he prepares for the upcoming season with the Rockets, he has yet to deny any of the rumors of him wanting out, seemingly adding some credence to the idea that there is no changing his mind.
Many fans have argued that John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Christian Wood, and Eric Gordon is the supporting cast Harden has had since his arrival in Houston almost a decade ago. Now might be his best chance to win with H-Town.
Nevertheless, the Beard has yet to make a commitment to Houston or show he is willing to give them just one more chance.
As things look right now, it's truly the end of the road for the Rockets.