Reflecting On The Philadelphia 76ers Trading James Harden
Yesterday, in the very early hours of the morning, a blockbuster trade went down in the NBA involving the Philadelphia 76ers. The team traded James Harden to the Los Angeles Clippers, and as part of the trade, a familiar face returned to Philly.
The complete details of the trade involve the Sixers sending James Harden, P.J. Tucker, and Filip Petrusev to the Clippers, while the Clippers send back a haul in return — Robert Covington, Nic Batum, Marcus Morris, K.J. Martin, two first-round picks, and two second-round picks are headed to the 76ers.
Also, unfortunately, as a result of adding more players than they traded away, Danny Green was waived by the team. He was one of my favorites so hopefully he lands in a situation he enjoys.
I know everyone feels their own way about the trade and how everything was handled, but that’s not what this is about!
I just want to reflect on some of the good times we had while James Harden was here as a Sixer, and that one of the Process Era legends is returning to the team!
I’ll never forget getting to introduce James Harden to a sold-out Wells Fargo Center crowd for the first time just days after the Sixers traded for him. It was definitely loud that night!
Plus, who can forget the beard takeover? Whether that be the beard giveaway night or my James Harden hat featuring a silhouette of his face, including his one-of-a-kind beard.
That’s all just a part of the 76ers’ history now, but one thing I’ll miss about James Harden is the wild outfits he would show up in!
I’m going to miss all the guys we traded.
But with that being said — I couldn’t be any more excited for all the new guys joining the team and the return of Robert Covington!
I can’t wait to say, “RoCo for 3,” again!