The New York Knicks may once again be in a position to acquire Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden, following Harden’s recent strong statements about 76ers president Daryl Morey.
James Harden has left no doubt about his intentions regarding his future with the Philadelphia 76ers. He took aim at 76ers president Daryl Morey, declaring: “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never join an organization that he is a part of. Let me say it again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never join an organization that he is a part of.
These assertive comments came after the 76ers officially announced the end of trade talks regarding the 10-time all-star, with hopes Harden continue his quest for a championship alongside Joel Embiid.
The Knicks, initially a leading contender to acquire Harden early in the offseason, could find themselves in the spotlight if trade conversations pick up again.
A trade that sends Harden to the Knicks would create a powerful backcourt with Jalen Brunson. While Harden’s talent is unquestionable, concerns persist about his level of commitment and his ability to create chemistry. A trade would make the Knicks the third team Harden has played for since 2021.