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Harden, 34, requested a trade in June when he picked up a $35.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season. During a promotional appearance in China in August, he repeatedly called 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey “a liar” and admitted their relationship was irreparable upon rejoining the team earlier this month.
Harden has yet to play for Philadelphia this season, and he was on the bench with his teammates during Sunday’s game, wearing jeans and a green hoodie, after participating in the 76ers’ pregame workout and video session.
Harden was expected to participate in Tuesday’s practice at the team’s Camden, New Jersey facility.
A 10-time All-Star, Harden has been one of the league’s best players over the past decade, winning three scoring titles and the 2018 league MVP award. He led the league in assists last season.
Harden, who grew up in Southern California and starred at Artesia High School in Lakewood, had expressed interest in being traded to the Clippers. The move reunites him with Russell Westbrook, his former teammate on the Oklahoma City Thunder.