One of the biggest NBA stars that will be traded this season is James Harden. The Sixers have denied the Heat’s trade offer for the star guard.
After a lot of trade speculations, an NBA writer has proposed a trade deal between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sixers, which involves trading Harden. Here is the potential trade idea!
The James Harden Trade Proposal
- The Philadelphia 76ers will receive D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and a 2029 First-Round Draft Pick.
- The Los Angeles Lakers will receive James Harden in exchange.
The Lakers want to enhance their roster quality by adding Harden, even though they have some great players like Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, and the superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. If the Lakers successfully acquire the Beard star, they could start a great roster.
However, Harden has a no-trade clause in his contract, which means that the Sixers can trade him to any team they want. So, whichever team offers the best package for the star guard will receive him.
Sixers’ Tough Spot: Trade Harden or Lose Embiid?
Upon Harden’s trade request, his current organization, the Sixers, started looking for a deal that offered the best return in exchange. However, since the Sixers’ asking price for the star guard was too steep, no team showed interest in the 10-time NBA All-Star.
James has been a controversial star recently as he was fined $100,000 for calling the Sixers’ general manager, Daryl Morey, “a liar.
Now, Morey is in a dilemma to trade the 6 times All-NBA First Team and retain their big man, Joel Embiid, on the roster. Embiid will stay with the Sixers if they serve him a solid plan to contend the next season.
In a total of 58 games, the 3 times NBA scoring champion, Harden, averaged around 21 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists while scoring 44.1% of the shots from the field, 38.5% of the shots from beyond the arc, and 86.7% of the shots from the free throw line.
If the Sixers trade him to another team, if might not report to the training camp, which is just around the corner. Due to the ongoing situation, Harden’s trade value has hit an all-time market low.