Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey confirmed on Tuesday that James Harden desires to be traded, however Morey insists the previous MVP shouldn’t be going wherever except the return is ample.
Morey mentioned the Harden scenario throughout an look on 97.5 The Fanatic’s “The Anthony Gargano Present.” He stated Harden desires to play elsewhere and that Morey is “trying to honor that.” Nevertheless, Morey stated he’s solely keen to commerce Harden if Philly can substitute the 10-time All-Star with a ok participant.
“If we do take a look at a commerce, it is going to be for one in all two issues. Both a participant who helps us be proper there like we have been final 12 months — up 3-2 on among the finest groups within the East, the Celtics. Clearly, we didn’t get it finished, however James is likely one of the causes we have been up 3-2,” Morey stated.
“Or we’re going to do it the place we get sufficient draft picks so we are able to flip these right into a participant who generally is a working mate with Joel (Embiid). If we don’t get both an excellent participant or one thing we are able to flip into an excellent participant, then we are going to simply not do it.”
Morey added that the Sixers need to preserve Harden and can be “thrilled” if the 33-year-old modified his thoughts.
There have been quite a few experiences lately that counsel the connection between Harden and the 76ers might flip ugly, but when we discovered something from the Ben Simmons scenario, it’s that Morey shouldn’t be afraid to be affected person with a disgruntled participant. He’s clearly dedicated to doing the identical with Harden.