James Harden pulled a stunner on Thursday when we learned that the veteran shooting guard wants a trade.
As recently as Wednesday, all information indicated that the Philadelphia 76ers were going to give Harden a contract extension. But on Thursday, a few prominent reporters said that Harden would pick up his $35.6 million option for 2023-2024 rather than decline it to become a free agent. Picking up the option would facilitate a trade to another team.
At this point, many people are wondering where Harden wants to be traded. We have a few ideas.