James Harden traded to 76ers for Ben Simmons

USA Today

The Brooklyn Nets have traded James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round draft picks.

The drama is over in Philadelphia as they finally get rid of Simmons who destroyed the Sixers’ championship hopes last season.

Simmons refused to suit up for the Sixers this season due to “mental health” purposes, so we’ll see what he decides to do as a member of the Nets.

Harden has been hinting at moving to Philadelphia recently, especially with his history with general manager Daryl Morey.

Brooklyn is scheduled to play Philadelphia on March 10, so we’ll see if Simmons is “mentally ready” to suit up for that one.

Simmons is in the second year of his $177,243,360 contract while Harden is in his third year of his $171,131,520 deal.

As a part of the deal, Harden has agreed to opt into his $47.3 million player option for the 2022-23 season.


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