The LA Clippers have moved on from trying to trade for James Harden, per Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast from ESPN. Windhorst said it was the Clippers who walked away from the Harden trade talks, and not the Philadelphia 76ers.
“The Clippers tried to trade for James Harden, and that deal didn’t happen,” Windhorst said. “And from what I understand, it was the Clippers who said, ‘Okay, there’s no deal here. We’re gonna move on.’ And while I assume that they could certainly make a deal midseason, I assume that this is what they’re gonna go with.”
The Clippers have been reported as Harden’s preferred landing spot since he asked for a trade earlier this summer. The Sixers have set a complicated asking price for Harden, which includes win-now players, draft picks that can be traded for win-now players, while also preserving cap flexibility for the summer of 2024.