Harden has been part of the team for less than a whole season so far and he has proven that he still has some talent – and some room to grow too.
And now he will have more time to show that growth to the famously passionate Philly crowds.
The Sixers announce James Harden has officially re-signed, highlighted by a lengthy list of his accomplishments: pic.twitter.com/8tFhrVHcvt
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 27, 2022
The 76ers officially announced on Wednesday that they had a new deal with Harden.
Philadelphia’s front office didn’t reveal the terms of the deal but the contract is for two years and $68.6 million.
It also includes a player option for the 2023-24 season.
“This is where I want to be. This is where I want to win, and I think we have the pieces to accomplish that goal,” Harden said in a statement released to ESPN.
Inside reports suggest that Harden really does believe great things are ahead for the 76ers – and he’s willing to do a lot to make them happen.
Harden’s Hard Work
Harden is notorious for not being a team player and not devoting all of himself to his crews.
However, he may be turning over a new leaf with his squad in Philly.
He has just agreed to a pay cut to help the team acquire more talent and has repeatedly said he’s focusing extra hard on his game and mentality during the summer offseason.
Harden states he really wants his team to win a championship and he is speaking with a sort of enthusiasm we haven’t seen from the former MVP and ten-time All-Star.
Those may all be words that don’t amount to anything or it may be a sign that Harden is finally locked in for his team.