1. 76ers add depth as James Harden heads to LA
The Clippers are hoping to trade Norman Powell and Marcus Morris Sr. in hopes of getting a point guard. They would love to add a third star that allows them to contend for a championship. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have struggled to stay healthy, but the Clippers are still one of the best teams on paper. Adding a superstar like James Harden would strike fear in any opposing team if all three are healthy.
This is an all-in move by the Clippers. They only have two first-round draft picks to trade, but they could be getting the missing piece of their puzzle. There would be a massive bust risk here, but do not be surprised to see owner Steve Balmer and the front office push everything into the middle to acquire Harden.
The Philadelphia 76ers get two role players and two first-round picks that can help them improve their roster. Daryl Morey would not be done if this is the deal. Expect both draft choices to immediately go on the trade block in search of more help around Joel Embiid.
The Sixers plan on trading James Harden, but what will they get in return? They must stay in title contention to keep Embiid happy, so stay tuned. It feels like the drama is just starting.