Clippers traded for James Harden believing he wants ‘one thing’: a Clippers title

Three months into very public, very stalled negotiations with Philadelphia to acquire James Harden, the Clippers felt a change in the 76ers’ tone by mid-October. “The intensity of conversations turned up where, OK, it went from, ‘There’s really nothing here’ to, ‘OK, there could be something here,’” said Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations.

” Harden has long impressed Clippers executives as a “ceiling raiser” who has never missed the postseason, his teams traditionally earning high seeds. The Clippers want to earn a top-three seed; the last 28 champions all have been the third seed or better. But Harden, like the Clippers, has yet to reach the NBA’s pinnacle and the star has a history of postseason struggles.

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