David Murphy: The pros and cons of trading for James Harden, and trading away Ben Simmons

PHILADELPHIA — Two weeks ago, Daryl Morey said something that would have drawn a lot more attention had we known then what we know now.At the time, there was little reason to think that James Harden would begin a full-court press on the Houston Rockets’ front office, or that his representatives would identify the Brooklyn Nets and the Sixers as his preferred destinations. Likewise, nobody could predict the preemptive strike that the Milwaukee Bucks would execute on the rest of the Eastern Conference. Nor could they envision the height at which the championship bar would sit.So when Morey artic…

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