NBA News: Sixers star James Harden falls off until the All-Star Game – ASG
The Philadelphia 76ers still have to wait a bit until the debut of newcomer James Harden. The 32-year-old will have to pause due to a thigh injury to the All-Star Break and miss the event in Cleveland. The NBA has already appointed an all-star replacement.
“We are concerned with ensuring that he is healthy and willing to give everything,” said Sixers-Coach Doc Rivers the decision of the team to treat the harden for the time being a break. The Guard will expose the two upcoming lots from the All-Star Break against Boston and Milwaukee and also miss the All-Star Game on February 20th.
Hardens should be presented after the Blockbuster Trade with the Brooklyn Nets, the “The Beard” together with Paul Millsap in the exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two future round-round picks to Philadelphia, officially presented on Tuesday. Due to persistent thigh problems he had already missed the last four Games for Brooklyn.
On Monday, Harden has already participated in a lightweight training session with his new team and completed individual shooting drills. Rivers showed confident that such a talented player like harden would have no difficulties to integrate into the new team.
A few hours after promulgation of the harden failure for the All-Star Game, the NBA already announced a substitute. Commissioner Adam Silver appointed Jarrett Allen to the All-Star, the Center of Cleveland Cavaliers will celebrate his all-star debut and head for Team LeBron.
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In the current season, the 23-year-old sets 16.2 points, 11.1 rebounds as well as 1.3 blocks at 66.5 percent litter ratio from the field. Allen is an important success factor in the surprise team of Eastern Conference, the CAVs are currently at 35-22 and in third place in the East.