James Harden expected to sign short-term deal with Sixers

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According to Bleacher Report, James Harden is expected to sign a short-term contract extension with the Sixers this offseason.

Harden seemed liked he wanted to opt out of his current contract for the 2022-23 season to re-sign with Philadelphia on a five-year, max deal, but now things seem to be trending in a different direction.

According to the report, the new expectation is for Harden to opt in for 2022-23, then the Sixers will then sign the 32-year-old to an extension that adds two or three more years on to his option year.

In his 21 games played in the regular season since joining Philly, Harden averaged 21 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 10.5 assists.

However, he didn’t help change the outcome for the Sixers who’ve failed in the playoffs five times in-a-row the last five seasons.

Since yesterday, there’s been rumors of the team listening to deals for Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Forkan Korkmaz, Shake Milton, and Danny Green.

It’ll be interesting to see what moves Philly makes this offseason before and after the draft.

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