Former NBA MVP James Harden has yet to be traded after demanding to be moved this past summer. What appears to be the holdup is that the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to find a fair return for their all-star point guard. The Sixers are hoping to land another star in exchange for Harden, but more likely than not, they will have to settle for less in a return package.
Considering that they are trying to win a championship, taking a step back would certainly give them pause, especially with the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics dramatically improving ahead of the 2023–24 season. Still, it seems clear that they will have to move on from Harden sooner rather than later, and there appears to be only one team interested at the moment.
With their best player wanting out and seemingly no chance of replacing him with a player of similar talent, the Sixers will have to take what they can get. That being said, there is a potential trade that could work out well for the Sixers and would also include the LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors, both of whom appear ready to make a deal. Next, we’ll take a look at the trade.