Harden traded to LA Clippers in a blockbuster deal

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
The Clippers have traded for James Harden, who will join Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook to form a super team.

LOS ANGELES — After months of speculation, James Harden will finally be traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the LA Clippers to create the NBA’s latest super team.

Harden, a 10-time NBA All-Star, will be dealt to Los Angeles along with P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrisev in exchange for Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nic Batum, KJ Martin, a 2028 unprotected first-round pick, two second-round picks, a 2029 pick swap and another first round pick from a third team.

Harden, who was the NBA MVP in 2018, joins All-Stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook to create one of the most star-studded teams in the league.

The deal for Harden has been talked about since July with the Clippers adamant about not parting with one of their top eight players, including Terance Mann, Bones Hyland, Norman Powell. The 76ers finally agreed to the deal when it included two first round picks, two second round picks and a pick swap.

The Clippers not only have one of the most talented teams in the league but arguably the greatest collection of local talent from Southern California ever assembled on an NBA roster with Leonard, George, Westbrook, Harden and Powell all hailing from the region.