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Look: Daryl Morey Deletes Tweet About James Harden

James Harden in Game 7 against the Thunder.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 02: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball during the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 02, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey played into the James Harden trade speculation on Sunday night.

According to some social media detectives, the former Houston Rockets GM tweeted - and later deleted - a message about Harden.

Harden reportedly wants out of Houston and Philadelphia is among the teams mentioned as a possible destination.

The Sixers, though, say they aren't trading Ben Simmons.

The Sixers might be the favorite to land Harden if they're willing to include Simmons in a trade package. However, Morey has said they're unwilling to do that.

"We are not trading Ben Simmons," Morey said, per Shams Charania. "He is an important part of our future."

Of course, Morey would not be the first basketball executive to make a statement like that, only to trade the player. Earlier this month, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said he had no plans to trade John Wall. A couple of days later, Wall was traded to Houston for Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook.

The NBA's 2020-21 regular season is scheduled to begin this week. The Sixers are playing the Wizards on Wednesday, while the Rockets will take on the Thunder the same night.