BREAKING: Sixers Trading James Harden to Clippers

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The 76ers are granting James Harden his wish and trading him to the Clippers, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Philadelphia will receive Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington and K.J. Martin, as well as multiple draft picks and a pick swap as part of the deal.

In exchange, Los Angeles will get Harden, P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev, Woj added.

As for the picks, the Sixers are receiving a 2028 unprotected first-rounder, two second-rounders and the pick swap, per Wojnarowski. “The Clippers are also routing the 76ers an additional future first-round pick from a third team,” he wrote.

Harden demanded a trade back in June, right after picking up a player option for $35.6 million. He specifically requested that he be sent to the Clippers.

Harden, 34, has been at odds with the organization — or more specifically, head of basketball operations Daryl Morey — all summer and into the season. 

He publicly called Morey a “liar” during a promotional event in China, later indicating his once tight bond with Morey was now beyond repair.

Harden then avoided media day before joining the rest of the team at training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. But just when things seemed as if they were calming down, Harden skipped 10 days of practice, reportedly because of his frustration over the Sixers being unable to reach a deal.

Recently, the Clippers were said to have paused trade talks to focus on their own roster. Harden then decided to return to the Sixers, only to be be prohibited from boarding the team flight for the first two road games.

He rejoined the Sixers for the home-opener, sitting on the bench in street clothes. He had planned to rejoin the rest of the squad for practice on Tuesday, per reports.

Now, though, it appears the drama has reached an end.

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