James Harden He doesn’t play a tricky role in contract talks with the Philadelphia 76ers; He just wants “whatever is left”.
“I’ve had conversations with [team president] Daryl [Morey]Explain how we can improve and what is the market value of some players. I asked Daryl to improve the list, sign the one we need to sign and give me all the rest, “Harden Yahoo Sports said. “That’s how much I want to win. I want to compete for a championship. That’s all that matters to me at this point. I’m willing to take a little to put us in a position to make it happen.”
Harden was traded for the 76ers by the Brooklyn Nets in February, in association with the Joel Embiid. However, Embiid’s injuries and Harden’s decline in effectiveness contributed to Philadelphia’s exit from the second round of the playoffs.
After losing the series to the Miami Heat, Embiid said the Sixers needed a player as tough as the Heat PJ Tucker. Philadelphia came out and signed Tucker to a three-year deal this off season, he added Danwell House And the D. Anthony Melton Trying to improve the depth of the team. Meanwhile, Harden turned down his $47.3 million option to become a free agent, but focused only on staying in Philadelphia.
“I think we have a much deeper team,” Harden said. “That’s something we wanted to address. If you look at our team now, we’re in a position to go even further. I love the way we’re joining hands with the rest of the top teams.”
Harden cited his partnership with Embiid as a driving force for the 76ers.
“I speak with Joel frequently and we have meetings about how we’re going to play and what we need to do to help our team win the championship,” Harden said. “When you have two of the best players in their positions on the same team, that’s a great building block. We will grow together and try to lead this team to the top. I think we can do that together.”
Harden has a Hall of Fame-worthy resume that includes an MVP award and three record titles to go along with his 10 All-Star picks; However, he is still chasing the championship. He has reached the NBA Finals only once, in 2012 while with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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