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.
Reporting w/ @ESPN_MacMahon: James Harden has recently indicated to Houston he'd be open to a trade to Philadelphia or other contenders. So far, no substantive talks with Sixers. Daryl Morey's been adamant he wants to keep his two young stars. https://t.co/9ZFKB8MSGx— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 8, 2020
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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