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James Harden arrives in Orlando for NBA bubble

/ 08:06 PM July 15, 2020
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FILE — James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 29, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — After several speculations, James Harden finally arrived in Orlando Wednesday for the NBA restart.

Harden, along with Russell Westbrook and Luc Mbah Moute, did not travel with the Houston Rockets to Florida and missed the team’s first practice earlier this week.

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The superstar guard, however, is not yet allowed to join the Rockets, as per Marc Stein of The New York Times.

“James Harden has arrived at Walt Disney World tonight and will have to isolate and register three consecutive negative tests for COVID-19 before he is cleared to join the Rockets,” Stein tweeted.

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It’s still unclear when Westbrook can join the Rockets in the bubble after announcing Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Rockets picked up Mbah a Moute, a free-agent forward, last week.

He is making his second stint for Houston after playing for the team during the 2017-18 season.

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