Report: Clippers Now "Going To Great Lengths" To Land Harden

Just when we thought James Harden was doomed to stay in Philadelphia and make things eminently uncomfortable for everyone, it sounds like his preferred trade destination, the Los Angeles Clippers, are finally making a big push to get a deal done.

Sam Amick of The Athletic, reports: 

The Clippers, league sources say, are going to great lengths to make it happen.

League sources say the Clippers have been talking to several teams about ways to move pick swaps for additional draft capital with the intention of bolstering their offer and getting a deal done.

Meanwhile, Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey "has made it so clear that he won’t fulfill Harden’s trade request to the Clippers unless his asking price is met."

According to insider Shams Charania, “Sources tell me the Clippers have been offering one unprotected first-round pick and a pick swap for (James) Harden … (But) The Sixers have been valuing Terance Mann as well as multiple first-round draft picks... So there's still a gap that remains."

Mann has been a "valuable" player in trade talks this summer whether with Philly or any other team the Clippers have engaged with.

We know that Morey is stubborn and won't give in unless he gets what he wants (see: Simmons, Ben, and also, yes, Harden, James), so this will be an interesting story to continue to follow as we get closer to the regular season.

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