The Sixers finally got Ben Simmons off their hands with the trade and added an All-Star level shooting guard to help them chase down the Miami Heat atop the Eastern Conference.
Harden has averaged 24.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 12.4 assists per game since he was traded over to Philadelphia.
The Sixers are also on quite a tear themselves, as since acquiring Harden from the Brooklyn Nets, they have yet to lose, going 5-0 in his first five games with them.
James Harden in 5 games with the Sixers:
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 8, 2022
The Sixers Can’t Lose With Harden
This trade is looking good so far for the Sixers and for Harden.
Philadelphia sits just three games behind the Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 40-24.
Harden finally has a chance to play for the team he has wanted to play for since before being traded out of Houston, and the Sixers are on a roll, looking to dethrone Miami.
The combination of him and Joel Embiid seems to be working out just fine for the Sixers.
It seems as if they can’t lose with Harden on their side, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.
He might just be the piece they need to take home the Eastern Conference title.
We’ll see if the Sixers can keep it up.
They do still have quite a bit of stiff competition from the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and of course, the Heat.
But as long as Harden continues to dominate, the Sixers should have a pretty good shot at winning the Eastern Conference, and maybe even a championship.