CLIPPERS' BRASS CONFIDENT HARDEN WILL MESH
Although James Harden is a superstar joining a team already loaded with stars, the Los Angeles Clippers’ top brass thinks
Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday he isn’t sure when Harden will make his debut following the blockbuster
trade that brought the 10-time All-Star and 2018 NBA MVP home to Los Angeles from the Philadelphia 76ers.
But Lue believes that when Harden plays alongside Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook this season,
all four will make the adjustments necessary to turn the Clippers into a prime contender for Harden’s first NBA title.
“Sacrifice is going to be the biggest thing,”
Lue said. “Four guys from LA, and four guys that have done a lot in their careers.
So they understand, and they’ve talked about just winning a championship. That’s all we’re focused on.
It’s going to take a lot of sacrifice, whether it’s shots, whether it’s minutes. They’re willing to do that.”
The Clippers gave up four players and a portion of their long-term draft position to add Harden and P.J. Tucker, shaking the foundation
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