The NBA trading season is coming and the teams are working hard to find the next big job to improve their list. The Philadelphia 76ers are one of those teams, and with new president Daryl Moray running the show, they are expected to make some sort of move here soon.
One big name that has emerged recently is Houston Rockets star James Harden, as the Rockets appear to be preparing to blow things up and move on with retrofitting. Harden had a good relationship with Mori and Kendrick Perkins of ESPN has already mentioned that he has Philadelphia on his list of commercial destinations.
However, it looks like the Sixers will have to give up one of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Which makes perfect sense, as the team has to give up value to get value. On the other hand, Moray and Sixers are not ready to continue from any player.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and The Stadium continued on NBATV to discuss his reporting on any potential deal with Harden, and he mentioned that the Sixers do not want to give up Simmons on any deal for Harden:
As for the Sixers, unless they score Ben Simmons, which I̵7;m told they’re reluctant to do right now, I don’t see a deal structure that makes sense to Philly outside of a man like Ben Simmons.
@ShamsCharania said that so far #Sixers have NOT been willing to deal with Ben Simmons. pic.twitter.com/LRDDSgvkxd
– Harrison Grimm (@Harrison_Grimm) November 17, 2020
Harden seems to prefer to play for the Brooklyn Nets. He has been in a relationship with Nets star Kevin Durant since their days with the Oklahoma City Thunder and he, teaming up with Durant and Kyrie Irving, will make the immediate contenders for the title.
However, the Rockets are trying to save Harden and restore bad feelings with their superstar.
At this point, the Rockets continue to seek to keep James Harden and try to restore the team’s relationship with him, despite reports of growing dissatisfaction with Harden, according to league sources.
– Mark Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 17, 2020
The Harden saga with the Rockets will be something that should definitely be watched in the coming days. With a man like Mori, everything and everything is on the table. Even if he says Simmons won’t trade now, who knows if he’ll change his mind?