Shams saying James Harden is torn between Houston and Philly means that the Sixers should avoid re-signing him at all costs
According to Shams Charania, James Harden is believed to be “torn” between signing with the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets in free agency.
Shams: James Harden is torn between Philly and Houston
I’m not doing this with James Harden. I simply cannot and will not. Nope.
The fact that the Philadelphia 76ers are still even in conversation to bring back James Harden, who reportedly is looking for a contract that would be roughly 4-years, $200 million at the age of 33 while being incredibly inconsistent and coming up short in the playoffs when the Sixers needed him most is completely insane to me.
Look, I understand that James Harden is one of the best basketball players of all-time. I understand that the Sixers are a better team with Harden than with anyone else that they have been linked to since their playoff run ended in the second round for the fifth time in the last six years.
However, you can’t pay this guy that type of contract to return to Philadelphia.
Now, you have Shams out here saying that Harden is torn between Houston and Philly? Seriously?
That just tells me that James Harden really doesn’t give a shit about winning a championship and if he doesn’t want to immediately get back on the court with Joel Embiid under new head coach Nick Nurse and try to win a championship in the city of Philadelphia, who has only been to the NBA Finals once in since the millennium while not winning any since the early 80’s, then pack you bags buddy because I certainly don’t want you here moving forward.
The Sixers need to avoid re-signing James Harden to any type of long term contact at all costs.
Take the first season under Nick Nurse and figure shit out with Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid at the helm, while adding a few free agents that could look like a team that is one piece away heading into the 2025 season when Tobias Harris’ contract finally comes off the books.
Also, Shams needs to ditch the leather jacket.
What a cornball.