The Sixer Sense Podcast breaks the news of the long national nightmare finally ending…James Harden is no longer a Philadelphia 76er, hallelujah! In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Sixers and Clippers owners, Josh Harris and Steve Ballmer respectively, got on a phone call to iron out the last details of a trade to send Harden to the LA Clippers. The Clippers were reportedly the only suitor all along, so this was eventually going to be inevitable.
Jonathan Geib and Lucas Johnson give their initial reactions to Harden’s departure from Philly. Was this the right move by Daryl Morey? And did the Sixers get a good trade return? That return includes Robert Covington, KJ Martin, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, a 2026 protected first-round pick (from Thunder), a 2028 unprotected first-round pick (from Clippers), a 2029 first-round pick swap (from Clippers), and 2024 and 2029 second-round picks (from Clippers). The Sixers also sent PJ Tucker and Filip Petrusev to LA along with Harden.
What grades do the guys give the Clippers and the Sixers for this deal? Or should we wait to grade it as many speculate Morey is not done making moves? It is being reported that Morey is still looking to upgrade this Sixers roster to a Championship contender THIS year. The Harden trade gave us assets that give the team financial flexibility as well as draft picks that other teams may be interested in. Who do you want to see Morey go after?
If you watched the Sixers home opener on Sunday night, Joel Embiid performed some obscene gestures following a big-time play that had the Wells Fargo Center rocking. Naturally, the NBA fined him, but he also received a job offer out of it. Give the podcast a listen below to find out by whom!
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