76ers finally trade Harden to LA in this proposed three-team blockbuster

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76ers trade Harden to the Clippers in this three-team blockbuster proposal

"Philadelphia 76ers Receive: Buddy Hield, Daniel Theis, Terance Mann, Norman Powell and Marcus Morris Sr. and 2030 First-Round Pick (from LAC) LA Clippers Receive: James Harden and Jordan Nwora Indiana Pacers Receive: Tobias Harris, 2024 Second-Round Pick (via TOR) and 2029 First-Round Pick (from PHI)"

In this trade idea from Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers finally drop the hammer on James Harden by trading him to his desired team while also shedding Tobias Harris’ expiring contract to the Indiana Pacers for a mix of veterans and some assets for the future.

The Clippers are reportedly combing through all the possibilities in hopes of landing Harden, and they do so here by compensating Philly with a young desired prospect, two 3-and-D veterans, and a first-round selection.

Meanwhile, the Pacers part ways with Buddy Hield, a hot commodity in the league, and an expendable veteran in Daniel Theis for Harris and valuable draft capital without compromising their financial leeway.

This three-way deal has a lot going for it on paper, but will it move the needle for the 76ers? We zoom in.