David Murphy: Time will tell if Sixers missed out on the James Harden trade sweepstakes

PHILADELPHIA — Call me old-fashioned, but bring on the Nets. Bring on James Harden. Bring on a future with Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle and a full complement of first-round picks at the Sixers’ disposal. Bring on a team that is built the way the old codgers used to build them. Once upon a time, championships were expected to be earned, not conjured from thin air. Once upon a time, a general manager wouldn’t dream of trading a 24-year-old two-way force for a 31-year-old scorer, let alone one who reduced his last team to a smoldering pile of rubble. Daryl Morey might have dr…

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