As per NBC’s John Clark, it’s been reported that the Sixers did not have any prior arrangement, extend an offer, or share proposals with James Harden and his representatives before the current free agency period.
Also, the Sixers communicated their intention to meet with James and his reps once free agency commenced. However, James and his representatives were not pleased with this arrangement.
Consequently, they chose to exercise the one-year option with the Philadelphia Sixers and requested a trade.The Sixers looked into possible trades but there was nothing that they liked from the LA Clippers or any team.
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Furthermore, the NBA investigated the Sixers last year for tampering but the NBA found no communication with James Harden that violated any tampering rules. They were punished and lost several second round picks for tampering with P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr.
The sequence of events started when James Harden expressed his frustration in China about Daryl Morey, the President of the 76ers, being untruthful.
Earlier today, Harden was observed speaking to a gathering of young fans during his visit to China, where he referred to the 76ers’ president as dishonest. He stated that he had no desire to be affiliated with an organization led by Morey.
More to follow…..