MVP James Harden says Carmelo Anthony’s transition to the Houston Rockets will be “a breeze.”
“Coming off an MVP season, now you got to add Carmelo Anthony, it’s going to be easy,” Harden said in an interview posted Thursday on The Players’ Tribune. “The transition is easy. When you got that many talented, high-IQ guys around who love to communicate and love to figure things out, the job is easy.”
Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets this month, after spending last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He helps fill a void for the Rockets, who lost forwards Trevor Arizaand Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency.
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Sources: Clippers, Tyronn Lue Agree to Deal
Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s representative in the contract talks, Andy Miller, completed negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, as well as his strong ability to communicate with players, will resonate within a franchise that underachieved in the 2019-2020 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
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