BREAKING: Senior NBA Insider Puts An End To The James Harden 76ers Trade Rumours

Published 02/09/2022, 10:02 PM EST
Dec 30, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

With the trade deadline almost here, there are some big rumors floating around. The biggest one concerns the swap for James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers in place of Ben Simmons. Many analysts said that both teams were engaged in active talks and the move looked very much possible. However, a senior NBA insider put and to all the rumors.

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Adrian Wojnarowski said both teams are having no meaningful conversations regarding a Harden-Simmons swap.

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With the return of Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets, it seemed things were about to get better for them. However, what we are seeing is quite the opposite. The Nets are on a shocking nine-game losing streak. Moreover, Kevin Durant remains on the sidelines with an injury. In addition to all this, reports say that James Harden was unhappy with Kyrie’s part-time role as well as his position within the organization, stirring up all the possible trade talks.

James Harden will stay a Net

While on the NBA Countdown show, Woj spoke about the situation with the Nets and Philadelphia. He said the Nets have been apart due to all the injuries. Moreover, he still thinks anything is possible with the trade deadline coming in. But according to his sources, the Nets and Sixers are no longer discussing a trade.

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He said: “They have been apart, they have been separated because of the injuries. And I think right now, while you don’t rule out the possibility that anything can happen leading up to the trade deadline, Brooklyn and Philadelphia are not engaged in anything meaningful, I’m told.”

Jan 13, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts after a call in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

In conclusion

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This puts an end to all the excitement of the Harden-Simmons swap. The Simmons saga is set to continue and the Sixers will have to figure other ways to free up their roster. With Embiid in his prime, this is their best shot to add some good pieces around him. On the other hand, the Nets will have to fight through current dark times.

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Currently, not only Durant but the Beard is also injured and hasn’t played in any of the last three games. While he may be unhappy with some things, the Nets will have to regather as a team and figure things out. With a potential championship roster on their hands, Brooklyn remains to be a major threat to the throne.

Despite this news, do you think the trade will go through? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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