BLOCKBUSTER: Sixers and Nets Complete Harden for Simmons Trade

After an excruciating several months for Philadelphia 76ers fans, and few weeks for Brooklyn Nets fans, a deal has finally been completed. The Sixers are sending holdout Ben Simmons to the Nets for James Harden. Shams Charania has the news.

Seth Curry and Andre Drummond along with two 1st round picks also go to Brooklyn, while Paul Millsap also heads to Philly.

Harden, who's been "screaming" that he wants out of Brooklyn in recent days, gets his wish and will join Joel Embiid in Philly. It's being reported that Harden also picked up his $47M option for next season as part of the deal, so he will not become a free agent this summer.

Simmons gets his wish as well, after vowing never to play for the Sixers again. He'll get to team up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and basically, never have to be relied on to shoot the ball again. 

Simmons and KD are ready to go, and have already talked.

Simmons "welcomes a change of scenery and has already had conversations with Kevin Durant and they’re all on the same page" according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. 

And Joel Embiid was happy to post his great pleasure about the deal as well. 

Mark your calendars: March 10th, in Philly. Ben's return.  

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