Colin Cowherd: “The Sixers didn’t get a star but I think they won the trade. The Sixers got lots of good draft picks and draft swaps too. They got a chemistry-upgrade getting Harden out of the building, and multiple expiring contracts which means they could have $65 million in cap space. The Clippers got a well past his prime diva who is never reliable in the playoffs, adding to their weird circus of a roster. None are dependable. Kawhi physically, Harden mentally, Westbrook shooting when it matters in April, May, and June. It feels like the Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, who really is a basketball junkie, is making a ‘business’ move over a ‘basketball’ move. He’s opening an arena in a very crowded sports market in Las Angeles where the Lakers are relevant, the Rams are relevant, Dodgers are relevant, and college sports are relevant... So let’s open the new building with STARS. KAWHI, PAUL GEORGE, HARDEN, WESTBROOK! Every time one of these big city owners choose business over basketball it fails. We saw it with Brooklyn. They had chemistry but they blew it up with stars and it was a mess. We’ve seen it multiple times with the Knicks. Now I feel like the Clippers are doing it. Tell me a GM that doesn’t love lots of draft picks, draft swaps, expiring contracts, better chemistry, and a handful of players like Robert Covington, who actually do some things really well – role players. The Sixers got ALL of them. I like the Sixers now and for the future. I think the Clippers just got WEIRDER. I don’t know what the Clippers got. Headlines? They can go to their fans and go ‘LOOK, WE GOT ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER!’ Does it matter in late May and early June? It never has.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the blockbuster trade between the Sixers and Clippers this week that sent James Harden to Los Angeles, as Colin mocks the Clippers for making a move that had more to do with selling tickets than actually winning games.
Check out the segment above as Colin details why he doesn’t think the Hall of Fame quarter of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and Harden is going to work out.