Five years and 270 million long rejected, the Sixers and Harden conflict: the Rockets and other teams began to scramble

So far, the Philadelphia 76ers have dropped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 46-30 record, including a crucial loss to the second-worst Detroit pistons.Embiid scored a game-high 37 points and 15 rebounds in the 76ers’ 102-94 regular-season loss to the Pistons on Thursday. Harden scored 18 points on 4-of-15 shooting, Harris added…