Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

Will the Nets trade Ben Simmons after an underwhelming season?

During last year’s offseason, the Brooklyn Nets were the No. 1 favorite to win the Eastern Conference for the 2021-22 NBA season — even before trading for Ben Simmons. The majority of NBA analysts were riding the sportsbooks’ bandwagon by picking the Lakers and Nets to represent their respected conferences. Those predictions never revealed. Other … Read more

Julius Randle denies seeking trade from Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, but the Knicks’ highest-paid player forcefully denied suggestions that he is seeking a trade in the offseason or that he isn’t committed to the organization long term. “That’s not true, bro. That’s just not true, simple as that, it’s not true at all,” Randle … Read more

New US-UK trade deal cuts tariffs on British steel, American motorcycles, bourbon

After ending their trade dispute, the United States and Britain will focus on what they say are China’s ‘unfair trade practices’ The United States and Britain ended a four-year dispute over US steel and aluminum tariffs on Tuesday, March 22, pleading to work together to counter China in a deal that also removes retaliatory tariffs … Read more

Ukraine war could spur creation of new China-led trade bloc

China’s stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine over the coming months will reshape global flows of money and trade, possibly leading to the emergence of new economic spheres, investors say. Last month, shortly before Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his forces into Ukraine, he and Chinese President Xi Jinping declared in Beijing a “no limits” … Read more

Chevron set to trade Venezuelan oil if US relaxes sanctions – sources

Chevron Corporation is preparing to take operating control of its joint ventures in Venezuela if Washington relaxes sanctions on Caracas to boost crude supplies after banning Russia’s oil imports, according to three people familiar with the situation. The US oil major has begun assembling a trading team to market oil from Venezuela, two of the … Read more

Tyrese Maxey talks Sixers chemistry after James Harden trade

After the blockbuster trade on Feb. 10 that sent ex-Net James Harden to the Sixers for Ben Simmons, Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers gave a speech about staying focused on the present. Sixers sophomore point guard Tirese Maxey listened closely. Then he adopted a “be ready” mentality in the latter half of the season. “Coach … Read more