October 31, 2023
James Harden, the former Philadelphia 76ers player, has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team trade. This trade marks the end of Harden's tumultuous tenure with the 76ers.
The trade, reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, involves the 76ers receiving Marcus Morris, Nic Batum, Robert Covington, Kenyon Martin Jr., and multiple draft picks in exchange for Harden. Philadelphia will also receive the Clippers' 2028 unprotected first-round pick, two second-round picks, and a pick swap. Additionally, the 76ers will send P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrušev to the Clippers and waive forward Danny Green from their roster.
Harden's trade request comes after a turbulent offseason for the 76ers. He became disgruntled after opting into his player option for the 2023-24 season and requested a trade, specifically naming Los Angeles as his preferred destination. His comments about 76ers general manager Daryl Morey during an Adidas event in Asia further fueled speculation about his desire to leave the organization.
During the 2022-23 regular season, Harden led the NBA in assists per game and averaged 21 points and 6.1 rebounds in 58 games. However, his performance in the 2023 NBA Playoffs was inconsistent. While he had impressive scoring games against the Boston Celtics, he struggled in the decisive Game 7, leading to the 76ers' elimination from the playoffs.
James Harden's trade to the Los Angeles Clippers concludes his time with the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade, which involved multiple players and draft picks, comes after a turbulent offseason and a disappointing playoff run. The 76ers will now look to move forward without Harden and focus on building a successful team.
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