Daryl Morey Accuses Clippers of ‘Unserious’ Trade Talks

The possibility of a James Harden trade to the Los Angeles Clippers seems to be far from imminent, with Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey pointing the blame at the Clippers.

The 76ers are reportedly seeking a trade package that includes an unprotected first-round pick, a first-round pick swap, a player to match salaries, and guard Terrance Mann, according to Sam Amick of the Athletic.

When the Clippers declined to include Mann in the deal, Morey expressed frustration saying the Clippers are unserious about getting a deal done“.

He also went on suggesting trading Clippers star Paul George for Harden, a proposal that was promptly rejected.

The situation with Harden and the 76ers is complicated, as the 10-time All-Star is currently away from the team and is adamant about not wanting to play for them again, expressing a preference for the Clippers.

Harden believed that Los Angeles had met the requirements for his acquisition, accusing Morey of “moving the goal posts

While Harden participated in training camp, it was in the hope of an imminent trade to the Clippers, and his absence from the 76ers, coupled with stalled trade discussions, indicates it might be a while before he returns to an NBA court.

Despite opting into his player option for the 2023-24 season with the expectation of a trade, Philadelphia is not obliged to trade him unless they receive an acceptable offer.

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