The former MVP, James Harden, has requested a trade from his current team, the Philadelphia 76ers. According to an NBA insider, Ramona Shelburne from ESPN, the New York Knicks and the Sixers are in talks to trade Harden.
James wants to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Sixers have also talked to the Clippers about his trade.
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James Harden has picked up a $35.6 million player for the upcoming NBA Season in June. The star guard wants to join hands with the Clippers.
However, since the Sixers’ asking price for their superstar guard was too steep, no team wanted to pay that much for a player who has already peaked in his career.
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Harden has been a controversial star in recent times as he called the Sixers’ general manager Daryl Morey “a liar.” For this, he was also fined $100,000 by the NBA management.
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James Harden has ended his relationship with Morey and has stated that he would never play with the Sixers’ again in his life.
Daryl Morey has asked the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers for a massive haul for Harden. He led the assists per game in the previous season for the 2nd time in his whole career.
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Harden has been devalued in the trade market
However, Harden’s value is at an all-time low due to his bad behavior with the management and team. It has been reported that James Harden recently flew alone to Miami to enjoy the nightlife, which has disappointed his team.
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The team had planned to experience Miami’s nightlife together, but Harden chose to travel alone, creating an awkward environment in Miami. As a result, the team is unhappy with his behavior.
It has also led to no team showing interest in trading for Harden, as they are unwilling to give up their assets for a player, creating disharmony within the team.