NBA
December 8, 2020

James Harden Reportedly Open to Trade to 76ers, Other Contenders

James Harden is ready to get out of Houston. 

The 2018 NBA MVP — who is currently holding out of training camp — had previously asked for a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, and on Tuesday, ESPN reported that Harden is open to a deal to the Philadelphia 76ers or another contender. 

The Sixers are, of course, led by former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who traded for Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. 

Any deal for Harden would almost certainly include Ben Simmons, who might be the most attractive trade piece the Rockets could receive in a Harden swap. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski adds that the Sixers and Rockets haven't had any substantial trade discussions, but things can move quickly. 

Which other teams could be interested? 

How about the Denver Nuggets

Denver could offer a package highlighted by Michael Porter Jr., a wing with All-Star potential. 

Only time will tell, but it seems inevitable that Harden's days in Houston are numbered. 

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