Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have expressed concern about the direction of the team, either through direct conversations or their representatives, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon.
Neither has requested a trade at this point, according to ESPN. However, Harden and Westbrook's concerns have left the organization fearful that the stars' commitment to the team is wavering.
The news comes as the Rockets undergo major changes following the departures of longtime general manager Daryl Morey and head coach Mike D'Antoni. Rafael Stone has been promoted to top basketball executive, while Stephen Silas was named the new coach last month.
Both Harden and Westbrook were reportedly consulted on the Silas hiring.
Houston acquired Westbrook in 2019 from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for star guard Chris Paul. Harden has been the club's cornerstone since being traded from the Thunder in 2012.
During Harden's tenure, the Rockets have a .639 regular-season winning percentage and have reached two conference finals.