James Harden and the 76ers agree to a two-year, $68.8 million deal: The 76ers traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets during the season and many speculated that their pairing would lead them to NBA Finals, but unfortunately, things didn’t work out.
After the 76ers were eliminated at the hands of the Miami Heat in a 4-2 series victory, questions arose about James Harden’s future with Philadelphia. According to reports, the Houston Rockets will still allow James Harden to find his way to a second chance at stardom this summer.
According to ESPN, James Harden has agreed to a two-season contract with the 76ers that is worth $68.8 million, which was also previously expected by experts. Harden will decline his 2022-2023 player option and take a salary cut in order to build a more competitive team in Philly.
Harden will have a second opportunity to prove himself and impress the Philadelphia 76ers. According to reports, The Rockets star would be traded to Philadelphia considering his stellar performance in this year’s playoffs.
In a rare interview, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden told Yahoo! Sports that he is willing to take less in order to improve the Houston Rockets and contend for championships. Harden wants to lower his salary so that the team will have more available resources for other players.
Harden was acquired from the Nets via trade in a deal that included the number one overall pick in Ben Simmons, a center who has not played since he arrived in 2014, it is believed that Harden’s “Beard” did not have a great relationship with superstar players Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant while playing for the Nets.
James Harden and the Houston Rockets have agreed to a two-year, $68.8 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Shams Charania. The deal is pending a physical exam and will allow Harden to opt out of the last year of his contract with the Rockets. This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as it was reported earlier this month that both sides were relatively close to an agreement on a five-year extension worth around $228 million. However, after speaking with family and friends who are heavily invested in basketball -– including superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant –– Harden decided that he wanted to play for another title contender rather than join up with Golden State or Los Angeles.