James Harden wants to be traded to from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers, but he has resisted formalizing a request out of fear of a public backlash.
Harden is hopeful the 76ers trade for him before Thursday’s deadline, but there have been no serious talks on a deal yet.
The sides are expected to communicate on Thursday and there is the possibility of a deal.
A deal could hinge on the willingness of Daryl Morey to include additional assets beyond Ben Simmons.
Philadelphia could re-engage the Nets on an opt-in and trade strategy in the offseason.