James Harden: “I asked the Sixers to improve the team and give me the rest”

Focusing on the title, James Harden gave up a $47.3 million “player option” to re-enter the Sixers at a much lower salary. And so “Beard” has initialed a new two-year contract, with an optional second year, but he’ll only get “more” than $32.7 million next season!

A “gift” of almost $15 million to Philly, which the MVP of 2018 interprets as his desire to win.

“I’ve had conversations with Daryl (Morri, President of the Sixers), I was told how we can improve and what some players are worth.” Explain to Yahoo! Sports. “I asked Daryl to improve the team, sign the players we need and give me what’s left. It shows how much I want to win. I want to fight for a title. That’s all that matters to me at this point. I’m willing to take less money to put us in a position to make it happen. . »

Reunion with PJ Tucker and Danuel House

A strategy that allowed Daryl Morey to recruit old acquaintances (PJ Tucker, Danuel House), who had already met in Houston, or sign the MVP of the 2021/22 G-League season (Trevelin Queen).

While laying his hands on De’Anthony Melton during an exchange with Danny Green.

“I think we have a more intense team”James Harden explains. “It is something we have been looking for. If you look at our team now, we are in a position to go much further. I like the way we compare to other top teams.”

PJ Tucker, De’Anthony Melton and Danuel House are already strong players who should ease up on the Harden/Embiid duo, both in defense and attack.

On the same wavelength as Joel Embiid

What allows “beard” to know the effect of its most beautiful seasons?

“I don’t really listen to what people say” He responds to criticism of his influence in The Sixers. “I wasn’t very healthy last season and I’m still on the verge of shooting at triple the rate. If anyone else had those numbers we’d talk about them getting the max. People used to see me averaging 40, 30 points, and so they considered that a bearish year. I was in Philadelphia for two months and had to learn fast. It was like that. I’m fine both physically and mentally now, and I’m looking forward to next season.”

Especially as he confirms that his relationship with Joel Embiid is in good shape.

“I speak with Joel frequently and we have meetings about how we are going to play and what we need to do to help our team win the title. When there are two of the best players in their position on the same team, it is an excellent base to build on. We will grow together and try to lead this team. To the top. I think we can do it together.”

James Harden percent bounce
season equipped GM minimum shots 3 points LF About Dave early pd Ceremony Int baby CT points
2009-10 Good 76 23 40.3 37.5 80.8 0.6 2.6 3.2 1.8 2.6 1.1 1.4 0.3 9.9
2010-11 Good 82 27 43.6 34.9 84.3 0.5 2.6 3.1 2.2 2.5 1.1 1.3 0.3 12.2
2011-12 Good 62 31 49.1 39.0 84.6 0.5 3.6 4.1 3.7 2.4 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.8
2012-13 How 78 38 43.8 36.8 85.1 0.8 4.1 4.9 5.8 2.3 1.8 3.8 0.5 25.9
2013-14 How 73 38 45.6 36.6 86.6 0.8 3.9 4.7 6.1 2.4 1.6 3.6 0.4 25.4
2014-15 How 81 37 44.0 37.5 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.7 7.0 2.6 1.9 4.0 0.7 27.4
2015-16 How 82 38 43.9 35.9 86.0 0.8 5.3 6.1 7.5 2.8 1.7 4.6 0.6 29.0
2016-17 How 81 36 44.0 34.7 84.7 1.2 7.0 8.1 11.2 2.7 1.5 5.7 0.5 29.1
2017-18 How 72 35 44.9 36.7 85.8 0.6 4.8 5.4 8.8 2.4 1.8 4.4 0.7 30.4
2018-19 How 78 37 44.2 36.8 87.9 0.9 5.8 6.6 7.5 3.1 2.0 5.0 0.7 36.1
2019-20 How 68 37 44.4 35.5 86.5 1.0 5.5 6.6 7.5 3.3 1.8 4.5 0.9 34.3
2020-21* all the difference 44 37 46.6 36.2 86.1 0.8 7.1 7.9 10.8 2.3 1.2 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21* BRK 36 37 47.1 36.6 85.6 0.8 7.7 8.5 10.9 2.4 1.3 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21* How 8 36 44.4 34.7 88.3 0.6 4.5 5.1 10.4 1.8 0.9 4.3 0.8 24.8
2021-22* all the difference 65 37 41.0 33.0 87.7 0.9 6.9 7.7 10.3 2.4 1.3 4.4 0.6 22.0
2021-22* BRK 44 37 41.4 33.2 86.9 1.0 7.0 8.0 10.2 2.4 1.3 4.8 0.7 22.5
2021-22* PHL 21 38 40.2 32.6 89.2 0.6 6.5 7.1 10.5 2.3 1.2 3.4 0.2 21.1
sum 942 35 44.2 36.1 86.0 0.8 4.8 5.6 6.8 2.6 1.5 3.8 0.5 24.9

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