Sixers May Be Eyeing Larger Deal After James Harden Trade With Clippers

Finally, the 76ers did what they and James Harden wanted for about six months — by agreeing to a trade that will send Harden to the Clippers.Daryl Morey

But they may not be done, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

Instead, it appears they are looking to use some of the picks (and perhaps a player) they received from Los Angeles to land some more immediate help. They have already been linked to Bulls guard Zach LaVine and Raptors forward OG Anunoby, as well as a few others.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sixers will receive Marcus MorrisNic BatumRobert Covington and K.J. Martin, as well as multiple draft picks and a pick swap as part of the deal.

In exchange, the Clippers are getting Harden, P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev, Woj added. 

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, per Wojnarowski.

So while the Clippers may be set with a lineup featuring Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook, it appears the Sixers are not yet a finished product.

Harden, 34, demanded a trade back in June after what was clearly a falling out with 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, with Harden indicating before the season their relationship was beyond repair. The Sixers had been in talks with the Clippers on and off ever since, reports suggest.

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