LeBron and 4 other marquee free agents who won't sign with the 76ers

The 76ers can forget about signing these free agents.
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2. James Harden

Morey trading for Harden in 2012 sparked one of the great NBA partnerships of the decade. The Beard was a sixth man in Oklahoma City, but he became a superstar in Houston. Morey built the team around him and always attempted to add enough talent to lift them to a championship. It never happened, but the duo was extremely successful.

It was no surprise Morey acquired Harden in 2022 when the 6’5 guard requested a trade out of Brooklyn, but watching their relationship deteriorate in Philly was shocking. Harden demanded a trade as he called Morey “a liar” and even went as far as saying “I will never play for an organization he is a part of again”.

The Sixers traded Harden to the Clippers in November after he refused to suit up. He wanted to return home, and LA is interested in re-signing him this summer. Harden will be an unrestricted free agent, but his next contract will be interesting. The 34-year-old still believes he is a superstar, but is no longer elite.

No matter what happens, do not expect James Harden to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. The relationship between Morey and The Beard appears beyond repair. Harden will not be the point guard next to Tyrese Maxey. There is zero chance, which is the same odds of landing the GOAT.