Clippers Announce Trade for James Harden

The trade of James Harden is official, as the Clippers released a statement from president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank.James Harden

“James is one of the most prolific and efficient playmakers in the NBA,” Frank said. “With his size and vision, he possesses an extraordinary ability to create for himself and others.”

Harden arrives from the 76ers in exchange for Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, K.J. Martin, Robert Covington and multiple draft picks and a pick swap.

The Sixers also received P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev as part of the trade. 

“We’ve admired PJ for a long time because of his toughness and pride,” Frank said. “He competes every night and he defends across virtually every position. We believe he’ll bolster our frontcourt and fit our locker room.”

The Clippers are also sending a 2027 first-round pick swap to the Thunder — and the Thunder will move a protected 2026 first-round pick to the 76ers, in the process. The Sixers are also receiving a 2028 unprotected first-rounder, second-rounders in 2024 and 2029 from the Clippers.

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