Trading against Ben Simmons in February 2022, James Harden left the Brooklyn Nets in order to join the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite an inconclusive start, The Beard nevertheless convinced the franchise to keep him. The team where Joel Embiid plays is also on the verge of securing the future of James Harden, at least in the short term.
Not being really wanted anymore among the Houston Rockets, James Harden had joined the Brooklyn Nets in 2021. There, the 32-year-old full-back was to form an infernal trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. But in the end, things didn’t really go as planned and James Harden changed franchise again. In February 2022, The Beard was traded with Paul Millsap in exchange for Ben Simmonswhich has become undesirable among philadelphia 76ers and taken in dislike by the supporters after his poor performances during the 2021 playoffs. By joining the team of Pennsylvania, James Harden was dedicated to forming an effective duo with Joel Embiid. But despite this, the philadelphia 76ers failed to go far in the playoffs. Thus, the team coached by Daryl Moxey still chasing a title, which she hasn’t won since 1983. And the philadelphia 76ers should try their luck with James Harden in their squad for the next few years.
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At least two more years for Harden with the 76ers?
As explained Basketball Session, James Harden should continue the adventure with the philadelphia 76ers. This summer, the 32-year-old full-back should activate his ” player option to $47.4 million, or approximately €45 million, for next season. Afterwards, The Beard should extend in the short term with the franchise where evolves Joel Embiid. In effect, James Harden should return for the next two years with possibly an option for an additional third season. Daryl Moxeythe coach of philadelphia 76erswas also rather optimistic on the sidelines of the Draft concerning the future of his team with James Harden : “ james Harden? It’s a reciprocal love, so we think it’s going to work. We think we are in a very important window. Last season, we did not achieve our objectives, we wanted to do better. We are looking to go further, to win now. » During the last play-offs, the association between James Harden and Joel Embiid didn’t really turn out to be conclusive. The philadelphia 76ers were eliminated in the conference semi-finals by the Miami Heat of Jimmy Butler. Since his arrival in NBA in 2009, James Harden only reached the Finals once (with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, losing to the Miami Heat of LeBron James and Dwayne Wade). Of course, The Beard never won a ring despite his clear talent on the court. His visits to Houston Rockets where he was the strong man of the franchise and among the Brooklyn Nets where he was supposed to form an untenable threesome with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving did not allow him to achieve his great goal. At 32, James Harden still dreams of being crowned champion in NBA one day. And that could well come true over the next few seasons if the team cohesion with Joel Embiid works perfectly.