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Harden said the departures of Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza as free agents would require adjustments he was sure they would be able to make. As with the challenges of adding Carmelo Anthony, he compared the changes needed to the doubts about how he and Paul would work together in the same backcourt. “Go back to articles and conversations where people said me and Chris can’t play together,” Harden said. “We had the No. 1 record in the NBA. Obviously, you can look at our roster or you can look at different players, but you have to be on the court, you have to be in the trenches, be in the war. Eventually, we will figure it out. We have enough leadership in that locker room and a great coaching staff to figure it out. What we have right now is, for sure, good enough… Nothing changes for us.”
The Rockets lost forward Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency, clearing the way for a greater opportunity to impact the Rockets. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has been a strong advocate of signing Anthony, who could play a major role for the Heat at power forward.
The signing of Luc Mbah a Moute now has the Clippers with 14 guaranteed contracts and 3 players, Milos Teodosic, Patrick Beverley and CJ Williams that are partially/non-guaranteed. The $6.3M ($2.1M guaranteed) Teodosic contract becomes guaranteed if the guard is not waived by July 15. Los Angeles now has $118M in salary, $5.7M below the tax with restricted free agent Montrezl Harrell unsigned. The Clippers are also $11.8M below the hard cap.
Alex Kennedy: Unsigned FAs: Clint Capela (R), Jabari Parker (R), Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans, Marcus Smart (R), Zach LaVine (R), Jusuf Nurkic (R), D-Wade, Brook Lopez, Wayne Ellington, Luc Mbah a Moute, Mike Beasley, Tony Parker, Kyle O’Quinn, Trevor Booker, Jamal Crawford, Shane Larkin, etc.