James Harden is expected to report to the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp as early as Wednesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Harden didn’t attend the opening day of the Sixers’ training camp on Tuesday, while he skipped Monday’s Media Day, as he continues to ask for a trade.
“He’s not here today. He continues to seek a trade and we’re working with his representation to resolve that in the best way for the 76ers and hopefully all parties,” president Daryl Morey said, via NBA.com.
Meanwhile, Wojnarowski appeared on ESPN and explained whta the situation is between the player and the franchise, as James Harden has requested a trade to the LA Clippers.
“James Harden has wanted that trade specifically to the Los Angeles Clippers, since he opted into that deal in late June, that $35 million that he’ll be paid this season. The Clippers have been on again off again talking with the Sixers for months about a James Harden trade. I’m told, they talked again recently, but there’s been no movement. The Sixers are asking for a lot to trade to James Harden. They want to get back enough, either a player that can help them now, or the assets more likely that they can use to go get that player,” Wojnarowki told NBA on ESPN, via Sports Illustrated.
“The Clippers are in a situation right now where they can wait for what happens in Philadelphia…they’re not necessarily motivated in LA to keep upping their offer or up their offer, especially when they know they made the best offer out there for James Harden and there’s really not another active aggressive suitor for Harden.”
James Harden has no intention to keep playing for Philadelphia and has requested a trade since he opted into his $35,6 million deal on July 1st. Only the Clippers have shown interest to land him so far.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 3, 2023