James Harden Traded To The Los Angeles Clippers

James Harden Traded To The Los Angeles Clippers

Former Philadelphia 76ers player, James Harden has gotten the trade he asked for earlier this summer.

According to ESPN, the player forced his way out of his third team when the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Harden from the 76ers. The trade was announced early Tuesday by basketball insider, Adrian Wojnarowski.

In exchange for Harden, the 76ers will receive a lofty package of players and draft picks. Those players are Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nic Batum, and KJ Martin. They will also get a 2028 unprotected first-round pick, two second-round picks, a 2029 pick swap, and an additional first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers will get P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev, along with Harden.

The 76ers will waive guard Danny Green to make room for the newly acquired players, sources said.

Harden will now be reunited with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Russell Westbrook who was picked up by the Clippers at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Harden who is affectionately referred to as “The Beard” is said to be “ecstatic” about the move that has been anticipated since he demanded a trade. There is a possibility that he will be with his new teammates in Los Angeles at Tuesday night’s Clippers home game against the Orlando Magic.

This is Harden’s third time forcing his team to deal him after being a disgruntled player. He previously demanded and got a trade from the Houston Rockets, where he played from 2012–2021. He was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets where he was with the team until 2022 after being teamed up with future Hall of Famers, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Requesting, yet, another trade, the Nets obliged and shipped him to the 76ers. During the summer of 2023, after signing an extension with the club, he became involved in an unknown dispute with 76ers’ president Daryl Morey in which “The Beard” called him a liar and stated he would never play on a team that Morey is employed with.

James Harden Traded To The Los Angeles Clippers

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