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NBA fines Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden for public trade demands

Philadelphia guard fined $100,000 by the NBA for his public comments on Aug. 14 and 17.

NEW YORK — The NBA announced today that Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for public comments on August 14 and 17 indicating that he would not perform the services called for under his player contract unless traded to another team. The league’s investigation, which included an interview of Harden, confirmed that these comments referenced Harden’s belief that the 76ers would not accommodate his request to be traded.