James Harden still wants the Rockets to trade him, even after the team swapped Russell Westbrook for John Wall roughly two weeks ago.
Wall's arrival in Houston has reportedly left Harden "unmoved and uninterested" in the partnership despite not yet having a single practice together, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
Wall, who's missed the last two seasons recovering from an Achilles injury, just wrapped up his first two preseason games with his new team and was hopeful that Harden would enjoy playing alongside him. As Harden gets set to rejoin the Rockets on Monday for practice following a brief holdout from camp, the three-time scoring champion is currently rejecting that idea.
Ever since he rejected a two-year, $103 million extension from the Rockets in mid-November, Harden has been pushing for a trade. The Nets are his reported first choice to join former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, while the Sixers, Heat and Bucks have also made his list of preferred destinations.
So far, the Rockets have only talked to the Nets and Sixers, per ESPN. Houston hasn't expressed interest in Brooklyn's potential package of complementary role players and the Sixers are reportedly uninterested in dealing Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid for Harden.
The Rockets begin their regular season on December 23 against the Thunder whether Harden is interested in playing with Wall or not.