The James Harden saga keeps spinning and spinning, and the Sixers remain firmly involved.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Nets and Sixers “are considered the most desirable commercial destinations (on Harden)”.
Charania also said the Rockets were “completely comfortable,” detaining Harden and Russell Westbrook, who reportedly wanted to leave Houston. On Sunday, ESPN reported that the idea of playing with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the Nets resonated with Harden.
If the Sixers are ready to part with a star, they will look pretty well positioned to beat Brooklyn.
Basketball Operations President Daryl Moray told an inaugural news conference that he believed stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embide “could work together.”
Simmons, the third NBA team and a member of the league’s first team, is seven years younger than 31-year-old Harden and has a contract until 2025. Harden owes more than $ 85 million over the next two seasons and then has the option to a player of $ 47.4 million in 2022-23.
While news of Harden seems to be accelerating, Houston is not must to trade it this off-season. It is possible to get a quick resolution, but this may also be delayed in the upcoming season.