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James Harden misses training camp practice; expected to participate in solo workout Sunday evening

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Harden missed the first team workout. Here’s what that means for the team.

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James Harden did not appear at the first team workout for the Rockets Sunday afternoon despite coach Stephen Silas expecting him there.

Harden has been spotted in several cities across the country on social media this week, notably Atlanta and Las Vegas. Due to COVID protocols, he would not have been allowed to participate in a group workout.

According to Silas, Harden is scheduled to participate in a solo workout in Houston this evening.

Harden was not the only notable Rocket missing from the first training camp practice.

P.J. Tucker also missed the first practice, but his absence was not explained during the press conference. It’s unsure whether he missed practice from COVID protocols or a different reason.

A lot of people could point to this as a reason to push the panic button, and while not appearing at the first practice looks sketchy, it still does not give a definitive answer in regards to Harden’s commitment to the team.