It started on Wednesday when Russell Westbrook requested a trade out of Houston and now James Harden reportedly wants out as well. While Harden hasn’t gone public with his request like Westbrook has, there is a report that he wants out and he has a few teams on his trade destination list.
ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins, a former NBA champion with the Boston Celtics in 2008, hopped on First Take and had this to say about Harden’s trade route via Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice:
My understanding from a reliable source [is] that James Harden hasn’t been talking with the organization for the last two weeks, hasn’t been taking anybody’s phone calls.
If the Sixers could pull off a trade to bring in a scoring machine like Harden, that would put the Sixers among the favorites in the Eastern Conference.