1. James Harden
Nets fans are incredibly happy to see this guy right here based on his tenure in Brooklyn. The king of demanding trades has forced his way from Philly to LA (after forcing his way out of Houston Brooklyn), and boo-hoo, this new “superteam” is off to a rough start.
The Clippers are off to a 3-7 start to this new season, with almost all their stars dealing with some struggle. Since Harden was acquired, the Clippers are 0-5. Altogether, they are on a six-game losing streak, not having won a game since Halloween night against the Magic. That was probably because they dressed up to be a good team.
It’s gotten to a point where we have opposing team pregame shows clowning James Harden and the Clippers.
Harden isn’t precisely struggling percentage-wise, but he is having trouble adapting to his new team and trying to forge a working relationship with his teammates. With the overall team struggling to adapt, I believe that’s a good enough reason to include him on this list.
Even then, his 15 points per game this season is the third-lowest mark of his 14-year career and the lowest since the 2010-11 season when he was a benchpiece with Oklahoma City.
When Harden returned to Brooklyn less than two weeks ago, Nets fans hilariously booed him every time he touched the basketball.
They also chanted, “Harden Sucks,” quite often.
With news coming out that Russell Westbrook will be coming off the bench for the Clippers, we will see if Harden can get going and if LA can roll with him as the starting point guard.