The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have completed a blockbuster trade centered around former Kia NBA MVP James Harden and former All-Star guard Ben Simmons, according to multiple reports. Brooklyn receives: Ben Simmons. Seth Curry.
Philadelphia 76ers free agent star James Harden is returning to the franchise on a new two-year, $68.6 million contract, including a player option for the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.The Harden-to-Brooklyn Trade Details
Brooklyn sent Caris LeVert, Rodions Kurucs, three unprotected first-round picks (2022, 2024, 2026), and four first-round swaps (2021, 2023, 2025, 2027) to the Rockets.
The 76ers acquired Harden in a blockbuster trade deadline deal with the Brooklyn Nets and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals before a series loss to the Miami Heat. Harden's co-star, MVP candidate Joel Embiid, missed the first two games of the 76ers' defeat to the Heat in six games.
The Sixers acquire James Harden from Nets in a deadline-day trade and end the Ben Simmons Saga.Simmons, who began his career with the 76ers after the club drafted him No. 1 overall in 2016, refused to play for the team last season and requested a trade, citing mental health concerns. Ultimately, he said he didn't feel he was getting the support he needed.$34,320,000
James Harden signed a 2 year / $68,640,000 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, including $68,640,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $34,320,000. In 2022-23, Harden will earn a base salary of $33,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $33,000,000 and a dead cap value of $33,000,000.
Harden took a big pay cut with the aim of helping his Philadelphia 76ers build a championship contender around himself and co-star Joel Embiid, reportedly telling Sixers' president of basketball operations Daryl Morey “to improve the roster, sign who we needed to sign and give me whatever is left over.”
Key Facts. The 76ers acquired the former MVP Harden along with Paul Milsap in exchange for Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, an unprotected 2022 first-round pick and a protected 2027 first-round pick, according to ESPN.
James Harden was traded from the Nets to the Sixers on Thursday, as he reportedly hoped. Harden reportedly grew frustrated with Kyrie Irving's part-time role and team instability. The Sixers offered a co-star in Joel Embiid, a familiar GM in Daryl Morey, and a similar title shot.
When asked about his relatively new co-star James Harden, Embiid mentioned that Harden hadn't been the same player he once was. “Ever since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden," said Embiid on Thursday night. "But that's not who he is anymore." Can Harden get back to his MVP-caliber ways
James Harden wanted to go to the Philadelphia 76ers, even when he was leaving the Houston Rockets 13 months ago.The Rockets will receive Cleveland's Dante Exum and the Nets' Rodions Kurucs in addition to three first-round picks from the Nets (2022, 2024 and 2026) and a 2022 first-round pick from Cleveland (via Milwaukee).In total, the Sixers have fined Simmons more than $19 million for missing 50 regular-season games, and his end-of-season total could top $30 million. Even though Simmons has made over $60 million in his career, that's still an extraordinary amount of money to lose.8 million dollars
Ben Simmons has a net worth of 8 million dollars and most of that money is come from the basketball game. He just started his professional basketball career about 6 years ago.
Stephen Curry, LeBron James top list.1. Nuggets C Nikola Jokic: $270,000,000. NOTE: Jokic's extension is the largest contract in NBA history by both total value and average annual value. Click here to read Boardroom's deep dive into the Joker's record-setting supermax deal.Sixers' James Harden opts out of deal, forgoes $47 million payday for free agency.The Brooklyn Nets have traded James Harden and Paul Millsap to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round picks, completing the blockbuster deal that has consumed the NBA world's attention for weeks.
As first reported by The Athletic, a four-team deal headlined by James Harden heading to the Brooklyn Nets also sees the Cavs acquired center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince from the Nets. Cleveland also sent Dante Exum and a 2022 first-round pick (the Bucks' pick, not their own) to the Rockets.“When I was a freshman, I had to choose my jersey number last, and it was between 13 and 52," Harden has said. "I rocked with 13 just because it's known for bad luck, but it's done unbelievable things for myself and my family and the people I'm surrounded with. So I turned it into good luck.”Kevin Durant and James Harden had a rocky relationship when the two were teammates with the Nets, according to ESPN's Kenny Arnovitz, and one of the main reasons was Harden's conditioning.Simmons, who began his career with the 76ers after the club drafted him No. 1 overall in 2016, refused to play for the team last season and requested a trade, citing mental health concerns. Ultimately, he said he didn't feel he was getting the support he needed.
The Bearded One did not want to get too much into what happened in Brooklyn, but he said he always wanted to be in Philadelphia. The Sixers hired Daryl Morey, formerly of the Houston Rockets, and it appears Harden wanted to follow Morey to Philadelphia.After years of promoting the city of Brotherly Love and its NBA team, actor/musician Will Smith and wife Jada now have a minority stake in the Philadelphia 76ers.