After months literally filled with a deluge of petty theatrics and lashing outs, the Philadelphia 76ers have finally found a resolution to the seemingly interminable James Harden saga early in the season.
As reported, the 76ers are trading Harden to the LA Clippers for a package filled with veterans on expiring deals and draft compensation. This came to fruition after a continuum of push and pull from both front offices, as the Clippers have previously offered a return deemed too minuscule and were even rumored to have pulled out of the no-man sweepstakes just recently.
The Philadelphia 76ers finally trade James Harden to the LA Clippers in this eight-player deal
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the news of this semi-blockbuster trade, which will include eight players moving to new clubs alongside some draft capital to be specified later on.
"Philadelphia 76ers receive: Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington, KJ Martin, unprotected 2028 First-Round Pick (from LAC), future First-Round Pick Swap (from LAC), two future Second-Round Picks, and future First-Round Pick (via third team, TBD) LA Clippers receive: James Harden, PJ Tucker, and Filip Petrusev"
That was quite the exhausting read on a trade between two teams — at least for now with the details still hazy — but now that the news is out, how did both the 76ers and Clippers fare in this mega trade?