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James Harden Completes Switch To Philadelphia 76ers

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James Harden has completed his switch to Philadelphia 76ers, in a trade deal that involves four other players.

Harden will be joined Paul Millsap in moving to Philadelphia, while Brooklyn Nets acquire Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond, Seth Curry, and two first-round draft picks.

It was previously reported by ESPN that Harden wanted the move, but was reluctant to formally request due to a potential public backlash.

Philadelphia were equally eager to find a solution for want-away star Simmons, who asked to be traded following their loss to the Atalanta Hawks in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season.

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In order to accommodate for the blockbuster deal, the Nets announced that they are waiving DeAndre’ Bembry to make room on their roster.

Harden spent just a year with Nets, after he moved there last season following a lengthy stint with the Houston Rockets.

The 32-year-old was named to the 2022 NBA All-Star Game for a tenth time this year.

James Harden is one of the truly elite players in the league,” said Philadelphia 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris.

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“His career has been defined by incredible personal achievement, including honors as NBA MVP and three-time NBA scoring champion.”

Philadelphia welcome Oklahoma City Thunder on February 11 for their next game, while the Nets face Miami Heat on February 12.

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