James Harden, a guard with the Philadelphia 76ers, is said to have exercised his $35.6 million option for the 2023–24 season, paving the door for the team and the 10-time All-Star to cooperate on a trade.

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It has been rumored that the talented guard will be dealt after Harden decided to play next season with the Philadelphia 76ers on his present contract. It has been confirmed by the Sixers that they will look into a trade for him this summer. In his past season, The Beard averaged 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists.

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Here are five trade destinations that the Sixers can explore for the 10-time All-Star.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans may not be the best option for James Harden, but both sides could benefit from a trade. The Pelicans have struggled to win due to their injury-prone star and it has been a waste of time for the others.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks intend to negotiate a trade to get the seasoned great, according to previous reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. With him and Jalen Brunson dividing up the team’s offensive responsibilities, Harden’s presence will enhance the Knicks’ overall offensive plan.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat just completed a difficult postseason journey in which they fell short of winning the NBA championship. According to recent sources, the Heat are hoping to bring in another star who can make his own shots. Damian Lillard is their primary aim, yet he might decide to remain in Portland.

Houston Rockets

The Sixers and James Harden might consider going back to the Houston Rockets. For a potential deal this summer, the Rockets have enough young players to offer. In addition, Harden will rejoin the team in a different role.

LA Clippers

One of the teams that potentially deal for Harden is the Los Angeles Clippers. While Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are still in good condition, the LA team wants to win it all the next season. The Beard’s decision to exercise his player option has validated rumors about him and the Clippers.