James Harden speaks out regarding his contract

Published July 28, 2022 at 8:09

After taking a massive paycut to stay with the Sixers, James Harden finally shared his thoughts on the new contract he signed, 2 year $68 million dollars.

The James Harden we are all used too is an elite shooter, ball handler and play maker. He can score at will, while also creating open shots for his teammates.

The former MVP has the most 40 pts game by any active player in the league, and frankly it's not even close to the second ranked player.

Harden, who declined a $47 million player option earlier this offseason, took a substantial pay cut for the upcoming season in order to help the Sixers build out the rest of the roster. The Sixers used that additional cap space to sign P.J. Tucker and Danuel House (both Harden's former teammates in Houston), along with Trevelin Queen. Harden previously pointed to his overwhelming desire to win as the reason that he left money on the table.

While Harden is clearly committed to the Sixers, if things go south, Harden can test free agency the next year. Obviously the organization is hoping that won't be the case, and is instead hoping that a revamped roster and a healthy Harden will be enough to get them out of the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 20 years. Anything short of that will be labeled as an unsuccessful season.
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James Harden speaks out regarding his contract

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