NBA: James Harden and the Sixers, it’s over
Published on July 1, 2023 at 04:35
James Harden is leaving the 76ers. Le Barbu has decided to activate his option for next year, in order to facilitate a trade to a new destination. A third franchise in three years should therefore welcome the leader and several teams have already come forward. In addition to the Rockets which we have been talking about for several weeks already, the Heat, the Knicks and the Clippers would also be on the spot.
James Harden decided not to be a free agent, and to activate his player option which is equivalent to a year of contract at 35.6 million dollars. But it’s not to play 76ers since the American media The Athletic reports that he has requested his transfer. A trade will therefore be studied at Philadelphia and if we don’t know yet where will go the bearded, we now know that it will be in a team that could not afford it this summer. Therefore, it is hard to believe thatHarden make a return to Houston Rocketsalthough the romance between the two has been making a big splash in recent weeks.
After a failure to brooklyn and to Phillywhere will bounce The Beard ? This is the question that will punctuate the next few days in the NBA. First of all, like the Knicks who could trade Jalen Brunson (unlikely) or RJ Barrett against HardenTHE Heat appears to be an outsider in this case. As we know, the Floridians are tired of failing at the gates of the NBA championship title and want at all costs to surround Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo with a star on the backcourt. The bearded obviously corresponds to the research of the franchise managed by Erik Spoelstra. However, Miami is not favorite on the record.
Harden wants the Clippers
According to early rumours, James Harden would like to get closer to his native California, and his choice would have been on the Clippers. After missing Chris Paul up close, the franchise of Trent Redden would like a starting 5 including Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George And Ivica Zubac. Yes, the latter looks good but it’s hard to imagine the head of the roster with this stack of stars, regularly injured moreover. This is what the journalist points the finger at Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter : « All-Hospital First Team « . However, nothing is done yet. It remains to be seen whether the 76ers whether or not to offer Harden the possibility of leaving Pennsylvania.