Philadelphia 76ers’ star players James Harden and P.J. Tucker have been traded to the LA Clippers, according to sources.
Although the trade has not been officially announced yet, Harden and Tucker were seen entering the Clippers’ locker room, indicating that the deal is imminent. As they made their way through the locker room, they were greeted by Clippers’ player Russell Westbrook, who previously played alongside Harden on the Houston Rockets. Westbrook warmly shook their hands and embraced them, showing his support for the trade.
However, until the trade is made official, Clippers’ coach Ty Lue and players Kawhi Leonard and Westbrook are restricted from commenting on the situation. While Westbrook hinted his approval of the trade, expressing his happiness, he refrained from going into detail.
Inside the locker room, Westbrook and Harden, known for their playful banter on and off the court during their time together on the Rockets, jokingly reunited. Westbrook comically advised Harden to stay on the opposite side of the locker room, bringing a lighthearted atmosphere to the exchange.
Before their first game with the Clippers against the Orlando Magic, Tucker and Harden also caught up with Westbrook and Paul George, reminiscing about their previous experiences playing together. Harden expressed his excitement about the trade, saying, “You don’t understand,” reflecting his eagerness to start this new chapter of his career.
The trade is expected to be officially announced on Wednesday. As a result, it remains uncertain whether Harden and Tucker will be able to participate in the Clippers’ upcoming game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. However, the team will have four days off after the game to hold a brief training camp for the new recruits before their next matchup against the New York Knicks on Monday.
As fans eagerly await further updates, it seems Harden and Tucker’s arrival to the Clippers has already created an atmosphere filled with excitement and anticipation for what the future holds for this talented team.