There can only be one.
James Harden is reportedly set on leaving the Philadelphia 76ers and has his sights set on being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Despite efforts from the Sixers to keep him, the 33-year-old remains determined to join the Clippers, according to reports from the Athletic. However, a deal may not be reached soon as Sixers president of basketball operations,
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Daryl Morey, has requested a significant return for Harden, leading rival teams to believe he may not actually want to part with the former MVP.
Harden has exercised his player option for next season in hopes of pressuring the Sixers into trading him.
Morey has a history of being patient with disgruntled players, as seen with Ben Simmons, so any resolution may take time.
While there may be other contenders interested in acquiring Harden, the market for him currently appears limited. Morey is unlikely to let Harden go to another team at a discounted rate unless there is a compelling offer.
Therefore, it seems unlikely that Harden will be departing from the Sixers in the near future unless a substantial proposal emerges.