James Harden bets the Philadelphia 76ers can fight for the title

James Harden bets the Philadelphia 76ers can fight for the title

James Harden was very confident in the team to go in search of the NBA title this season; star signed a new contract with the franchise

James Harden had no doubts when guaranteeing this Wednesday, 27th, that the Philadelphia 76ers has full conditions to fight for the NBA title this season. The star signed a new, restructured contract to continue in the franchise valid for two years and simply for the amount of 68.6 million dollars, more than R$ 350 million.

“This is where I want to be. This is where I want to win and I think we have the pieces for that. From my first day with the 76ers, the team and the fans have helped me feel at home here in Philadelphia. from last season and I can’t wait to get on the court with the guys and start this journey.” bet the player.

James Harden, who joined the Sixers in February after a trade with Brooklyn Netswas named the league’s MVP in 2018, and in 21 games in which he was on the court last season, he was responsible for scoring 442 points, in addition to catching 149 rebounds and providing 220 assists to his teammates.

The star’s permanence in the team, and still with that feeling and confidence, made the Sixers coach, Doc Riverspraise Harden’s decision to expand their bond. “I couldn’t be happier with James’ decision to commit to our organization.” celebrated the coach.

James Harden celebrating for the 76ers on court (Credit: GettyImages)

Being followed by several accolades since then, the 76ers president, Daryl Moreyeven called Harden a “one of the greatest players in NBA history and a future Hall of Famer”. With his new contract, the player will earn $33 million for the 2022/23 season in a deal that also includes a $35.6 million option for the 2023/24 season.

It is worth remembering that the Philadelphia 76ers were eliminated from the NBA title chase by Miami Heat in the second round of the last playoffs of the world’s premier basketball competition. Now, at least depending on Harden, the story will be different, with the team gaining even more prominence than in the previous edition.

Source: sportbuzz

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