Report: James Harden ‘Open’ to a Trade to 76ers
Rockets star James Harden still looking for a path to get out of Houston and Philadelphia might still be on his map.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Harden has recently indicated that the Sixers would be a destination that he would welcome a trade. The eight-time All-Star previously requested a trade to Brooklyn, but no deal was made, making the Sixers could be a viable option.
After it was clear there was no traction in talks with the Nets, Harden expressed to the Rockets that he would be agreeable if a trade with the 76ers materialized, sources said
Per ESPN, the Rockets asking price is believed to include a young All-Star caliber player, plus several first-round picks and/or promising players on rookie contracts.
Houston hasn't wavered in what the Rockets consider a fair asking price for Harden: a package that includes a young franchise cornerstone and a bundle of first-round picks and/or talented players on rookie contracts, sources said.
The Sixers fit that mold with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, plus maybe a player like Matisse Thybulle.
New Sixers President, Daryl Morey has said he has no plans to break up Simmons and Embiid, and the 76ers and Rockets haven’t had any talks about a Harden deal, sources tell Woj and Tim MacMahon.
The Rockets and the Sixers have had no substantive talks about a potential Harden deal, sources said
Harden is under contract with Houston through 2023.
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