After an electrifying day in the NBA, a major shocker rolls out: James Harden has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Joining the ranks with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, Harden returns to his Californian roots.
The Clippers, in a strategic manoeuvre, have successfully gathered Westbrook, Harden, George, and Leonard without trading away Mann.
The unexpected move, announced by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, positions Tyronne Lue’s squad in a promising spot for the season. Given the persistent health challenges of their star players, Harden’s addition might be the boost they need. There are speculations about him stepping into the much-needed point guard role, potentially sidelining Westbrook. Adding to their roster, Tucker promises to fortify their defence with his seasoned expertise.
76ers’ Gains and The Harden-Westbrook Reunion
Meanwhile, the 76ers have secured versatile veterans poised to challenge the East, along with the rising talent KJ Martin. Harden’s move also marks a reunion with Westbrook. The duo, having showcased exceptional synergy in Oklahoma and Houston, seems to complement each other seamlessly. Whether Westbrook will lead the second unit with Mann and Powell or if they’ll all share the court remains to be seen.