(Photo : Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – James Harden of the Los Angeles Clippers seems to be on from the bench throughout the first quarter in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on November 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue has confirmed the taking part in time of recent acquisition James Harden in his anticipated season debut.
The 2016 NBA championship mentor mentioned that the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player can be taking part in with a minutes restriction in his first sport in a Clippers uniform, though he famous that the limitation will not be overly strict.
The 34-year-old has already been ramping up his conditioning throughout the previous few days to get into sport form and be prepared to assist the Clippers contend for a championship.
Harden additionally not too long ago underwent his official first photoshoot sporting the Clippers’ uniforms, opting to put on the jersey no 1, which he additionally wore throughout his final stint with the Philadelphia 76ers.
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The quantity 13, usually worn by the ten-time NBA All-Star, is presently taken by star ahead Paul George within the Clippers, whereas it has been retired in Philadelphia as a tribute to Wilt Chamberlain.
When will Harden make his Clippers debut?
Although he was on the sidelines, Harden didn’t play throughout the Clippers’ final sport, which was a 130-125 additional time loss in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers.
League insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that the six-time All-NBA First Team member plans to make his Clippers debut in opposition to the New York Knicks on Monday, November 6, on the Madison Square Garden.
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