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We are nearing the end of the summer and most of the dust has settled from NBA Free Agency, however, there are still multiple star players that are looking for a change of scenery.

Earlier this summer, James Harden picked up his $35.6 million option with the Philadelphia 76ers making it easier to facilitate a trade.

Since then there has been trade talks, but Harden has remained with the 76ers. Harden has been frustrated that his request for a trade was not granted, so he decided to take matter into his own hands by making a statement. James Harden had some choice words about the 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Money. Harden stated that “Daryl Morey is a Liar and I will never be a part of the organization that he’s a part of.” 

With this claim it feels that Harden will most certainly get moved unless the 76ers can somehow reconcile the situation. With Harden likely on the move fans and bettors are speculating where the 10-time All-Star might land next season. 

So which team will Harden play for next season?

Let’s dive into the hypothetical odds for Harden’s next team:

JAMES HARDEN NEXT TEAM ODDS*

Los Angeles Clippers: -115 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Philadelphia 76ers: +120 (bet $10 to win $22 total)
New York Knicks: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 total)
Miami Heat: +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
Phoenix Suns: +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
Houston Rockets: +2000 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Los Angeles Lakers: +2000 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Toronto Raptors: 2500 (bet $10 to win $35 total)
Chicago Bulls: +3000 (bet $10 to win $40 total)
Dallas Mavericks: +4000 (bet $10 to win $50 total)

*odds as of 8/3/2023

The team with the shortest odds to land Harden is the Los Angeles Clippers. LAC is hoping to build its own version of a Big 3 by adding him to the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George tandem. If James goes to Los Angeles, the Clippers’ title odds will shorten immediately. And if Leonard and George can stay healthy, LAC could be worth a futures sprinkle. 

Similarly, the Lakers — a team with +2000 odds to snag Harden — are looking for a star guard to complement LeBron James and Anthony Davis and create their own Big 3. Since Damian Lillard to LAL looks like it’s not in the cards, Harden could be a great addition to a team that desperately needs another scorer/ facilitator. Could James be the missing piece that helps the Lakers get back into the Finals next season?

So where will Harden end up playing in 2023? Stay tuned to FOX Sports for all the latest on one of the top stories of the NBA offseason.   

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