Daryl Morey predicting NBA title after James Harden trade?
Daryl Morey is coming in hot with his victory lap after successfully getting James Harden back.
The Philadelphia 76ers GM Morey posted a video to his Instagram Story on Saturday of his reunion with Harden after acquiring the former MVP from the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade earlier this week.
The Beard has arrived in Philly!
Daryl Morey after over a year of trying, landed his man James Harden
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 12, 2022
Morey also posed for a picture with Harden and his own daughter Karen Morey, sharing it to Twitter with a very interesting emoji — a trophy.
— Daryl MorΞy 🗽🏀 (@dmorey) February 12, 2022
That sounds a lot like Morey is predicting a championship for the 76ers now that they have acquired Harden. Morey is obviously well aware of what The Bearded One is capable of after they previously worked together in Houston, including Harden’s MVP 2017-18 season where the Rockets won 65 games and nearly dethroned the Kevin Durant-Steph Curry Golden State Warriors. While Harden is no longer the same player who could drop 35 points a night in Houston, he is now playing with Joel Embiid, who is a better co-star than Harden ever had with the Rockets.
Excitement aside however, there is still plenty of work for Morey to do with Harden. One of his first orders of business will be trying to convince Harden to stay beyond this season, something that is still very much up in the air.
Photo: Dec 22, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey looks on before a game between the Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports