Read Harden's application to leave the team: the two sides explore the inside story of the trade Clippers Suns join the fray
Beijing time on June 30, according to famous records, James Harden has decided to execute a player option worth $35.6 million in the final year and explore a trade plan with the 76ers, the Clippers, Knicks and Suns are all potential next home for Harden, of which the Clippers have begun to negotiate a deal with the 76ers; WOJ revealed the inside story of the decision of the two sides to break up, and the 76ers were unwilling to give Harden a top salary of $213 million for 4 years.
Harden tried to leave the inside story
Originally, the outside world agreed that Harden would jump out of the contract and renew his contract with the 76ers, but on the player option deadline, Harden decided to execute the player option and negotiate a deal with the 76ers, Harden tried to leave, Woj bluntly said: he is expected to play the last game of his 76ers career.
Harden executed the player option to clear the way for the 76ers to explore a trade for him, and the 76ers could have offered Harden a four-year, $213 million maximum salary contract, but Philadelphia was reluctant to give Harden a top salary, they did not see Harden's long-term future, so they were reluctant to commit to a top salary.
For the third time since leaving the Rockets in 2021, Harden seems to be focused on finding a new team.
Sources say Harden hopes to join a competitive team; Harden is interested in reuniting with the Rockets, who have $64 million in salary space, but the Rockets are currently more focused on VanVleet.
Harden will receive a 15 percent trade margin when traded, and the new contract could earn more than $40 million a year.
The 76ers will only accept deals that will keep the team competitive and are similarly interested in keeping Harden.
Harden's 76ers career may be over
In 2022, the 76ers and Nets reached a big deal, trading Simmons, Seth Curry, Drummond and two first-rounders from the Nets for Harden and Millsap; Harden left Durant and Irving with the goal of teaming up with Embiid to attack the championship, but they stopped in the Eastern Conference semifinals for 2 consecutive years, and now Harden is looking for a trade, and it is likely to change to other teams' jerseys in the new season.
During his career with the 76ers, Harden played a total of 79 regular-season games in two seasons, averaging 21 points, 6.4 rebounds, 10.6 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 43.1% from the field and 37% from three-point range.
Harden's next home is exposed
The Clippers, Suns and Knicks are all potential home for Harden, and Evan Sidery said the Suns need to find a third party to accept Ayton's contract and send assets to the 76ers.
The Clippers have sprung into action, with Jake Fischer revealing that the Clippers and 76ers have been in contact this week about trading chips like Morris Jr. and Powell for Harden and Tobias-Harris trade ideas.
The Clippers don't want to trade good young players for Harden
Clippers reporter Law Murry said the momentum for Harden to join the Clippers is on the rise, and the Clippers seem to have an advantage at the moment, regardless of whether other teams are interested or not. If the Clippers renew Wilson and trade Harden, potential starters for the Clippers in the new season will be Wilson, Harden, George, Jr. and Zubac.
At present, Harden's latest odds are out, the Rockets +150 is in the first place, the Clippers +200 is in second place, the Knicks +300, the Lakers +600 and the Suns +1000, the Lakers are listed.