Report: James Harden Declines $47.3M option, what it means for the Sixers
James Harden has officially opted out of his $47.3M option for this coming season. Doing so creates the possibility of signing a longer term deal with the Sixers and creating more cap flexibility.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, James Harden has made this decision in recent weeks and communicated his desire to win a championship in Philadelphia next season. With this news, the Sixers are now primed to pursue players tomorrow when free agency begins.
“Multiple sources said Harden returned to his workout and on-court regimen much sooner than usual this offseason, and has been ramping up his conditioning and training as the summer progresses. Typically, NBA players take time off before entering their offseason schedule, but Harden returned to his training just two weeks after the season ended on May 12. 76ers assistant Sam Cassell has spent extensive time running Harden’s regimen this summer, sources said.”
The Sixers have been linked to PJ Tucker in recent weeks, and this move all but confirms that he’ll be in Philadelphia next season.
More to come.
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