So far, the James Harden trade has not gone well — or anything close — for the Clippers.
Granted, it’s early, but losing to a 1-8 team is certainly less than ideal, especially when you’re playing at home.
But that is what happened to the Clippers on Sunday, dropping a 105-101 decision to the Grizzlies in Los Angeles.
So make it 0-4 for the Clippers since Harden arrived, and five straight losses overall. Harden did make a tying 3-pointer with 1:33 to go but missed another in the closing seconds. He finished with 11 points and went 1-of-7 on threes.
At any rate, this one came to a Grizzlies team that is missing suspended point guard Ja Morant and starting center Steven Adams, out for the season. They entered the afternoon at 1-8. (Interestingly, both Memphis wins have come on the road.)
But overall, the new-look Clippers are very clearly still trying to figure out how to finish, play together well for a full game, and get over an early hump. At this point, Harden has yet to help with any of it.
HARD3N TIES IT UP! pic.twitter.com/MtzI4doDSD
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 12, 2023