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"James Harden receiving zero interest from Heat has NBA fans ridiculing him"

Miami Heat have no interest in pursuing a trade for James Harden, opting for other options like Jrue Holiday and Buddy Hield.

The Miami Heat have missed out on the opportunity to acquire Damian Lillard through a trade, but they have made it clear that they have no interest in bringing in James Harden, despite his status as a seasoned NBA All-Star. This news comes after the Milwaukee Bucks, who are considered contenders in the Eastern Conference, acquired Lillard from the Portland Trailblazers.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, the Heat are not expected to pursue a trade for Harden, who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden is due to make $35.6 million this season and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Like Lillard, Harden publicly requested a trade this offseason, expressing his frustration with how his trade demands were being handled by the 76ers' management. Some fans are relieved by the Heat's decision not to pursue a trade for Harden, with some even referring to him as a "chemistry killer."

Last season, Harden averaged 21 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists for the 76ers, who were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. After failing to secure a contract extension, Harden made his trade request public. Initially, there were rumors that he would return to the Houston Rockets, his former team. However, the Rockets instead signed veterans Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks.

Harden's recent trade request is just another example of his pattern of changing teams. After spending nine seasons with the Houston Rockets, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. However, he quickly became dissatisfied and requested another trade, despite playing alongside fellow superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

If not James Harden, the question arises: who should the Miami Heat pursue? Harden may not fit the mold of the Heat's typical player. The Heat typically seek individuals who are dedicated and hardworking, qualities that may not align with Harden's behavior and actions.

According to the Miami Herald report, the Heat could explore other options, such as trading for Jrue Holiday, a two-way guard who was part of the package the Bucks sent to acquire Lillard. Holiday's tough and tenacious style of play would align well with the Heat's desired approach.

Another option for the Heat is to acquire sharpshooter Buddy Hield, who is currently being shopped by the Indiana Pacers. Additionally, they could consider adding Cameron Payne as a backup guard.

The Heat are also interested in re-signing former guards Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn, who are currently unsigned free agents.

With the Bucks, 76ers, and Celtics all making moves to strengthen their rosters for the upcoming season, it is clear that the Heat still have some key pieces missing from their own roster.

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