James Harden has made it clear that he wants out of Houston.
The smart money on his destination has shifted from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, if the 76ers want Harden they are going to have to part with quite a haul.
Yaron Weitzman is reporting that Philly will have to include Ben Simmons and three first-round picks in any deal for the beard.
Re: Sixers-Harden negotiations: I'm told the Rockets have asked the Sixers for 3 first round picks in addition to Ben Simmons. As many others have reported, the Sixers so far have been unwilling to include Simmons in any proposals.— Yaron Weitzman (@YaronWeitzman) December 14, 2020
While Harden is clearly the superior player to Simmons now, he's seven years older and signed for three fewer years.
Should Philly make that deal, or should they wait until Houston gets more desperate?