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Liberty Ballers 14 hours ago
Report: James Harden and Sixers to meet over weekend to negotiate new contract

Report: James Harden and Sixers to meet over weekend to negotiate new contract

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via James Harden opting out and being ready to take a pay cut has already helped the Sixers make some valuable free agent signings. The Sixers didn’t wait around to make some roster upgrades in free agency. Their acquisition of P.J. Tucker on a three-year, $33 million deal was reported almost immediately, while news of an agreement to sign Danuel House Jr. on a two-year, $8.5 million contract came shortly after. But, of course, the biggest contract negotiation for the Sixers this offseason is James Harden’s next deal. As ESPN’s Adrian...
FOX Sports 20 hours ago
James Harden reportedly willing to reduce salary for 76ers return | THE HERD

James Harden reportedly willing to reduce salary for 76ers return | THE HERD

NBA free agency is here! James Harden opted out of his $47.3 million option to become a free agent. However, he is reportedly open to take a team-friendly deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers and add more pieces to help Joel Embiid. Harden is coming off a underwhelming playoffs performance and while he is eligible for a max-contract, he is open for a smaller salary. Joy Taylor breaks down what this shows about Harden at the later point of his career.
The Sixer Sense 22 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 floor-spacing bigs to pursue in free agency

The current NBA game clearly emphasizes shooting the three-point shot. That means everyone on the court. Long gone are the days of big men not being able to space the floor. The Philadelphia 76ers should look into finding a floor-spacing big man to help the likes of Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey. There […] Philadelphia 76ers: 3 floor-spacing bigs to pursue in free agency - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints 23 hours ago
James Harden’s message to Sixers about contract will help clean off stench of playoff duds

James Harden’s message to Sixers about contract will help clean off stench of playoff duds

It’s a fair assumption to say that James Harden’s first half-season with the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t go so well. The team acquired him during a midseason trade in a clear win-now move. Unfortunately for them, injuries to Joel Embiid and playoff misfortunes cost them a title shot yet again. A big talking point amongst Sixers […] The post James Harden’s message to Sixers about contract will help clean off stench of playoff duds appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers Jun 30, 2022
Report: Insider ‘hearing a lot about Tobias Harris on the trade market’

Report: Insider ‘hearing a lot about Tobias Harris on the trade market’

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ NBA free agency is coming fast, but there’s also some more Tobias Harris trade chatter. The stove is heating up, friends. This morning, ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst, forever immortalized for coining the phrase, “The Deal Zone,” which was used when Philadelphia and Brooklyn were nearing the consummation of the James Harden-for-Ben Simmons trade talks, had this to say about where things stand in terms of Philadelphia’s activity on the trade market as free agency nears: "I don't think Philly will be done. We are hearing a lot about...
The Sixer Sense Jun 30, 2022

Sixers podcast: James Harden declines $47 million option | immediate impact?

On the eve of free agency, the Sixers got some big news. During this episode of the Sixer Sense Podcast, we dive into the numerous player free agent decisions and team trade offers that are imminent, including one that has a major impact on the 76ers. We start with the news related to James Harden‘s […] Sixers podcast: James Harden declines $47 million option | immediate impact? - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Jun 30, 2022
Where do the Sixers rank in the East following Harden’s massive free agency decision?

Where do the Sixers rank in the East following Harden’s massive free agency decision?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Taking stock of some betting markets following James Harden’s opting out. ‘In the final minutes of negotiations, Daryl Morey was shouting to Sean Marks: “Stay on the f---ing phone!” - Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski On Wednesday, after the 5 P.M. buzzer sounded, Sixers fans were treated to a monster, albeit still hypothetical, offseason win. James Harden declined his massive $47.4M player option, and according to Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, the seven time All-NBA, 10 time All-Star, 2018 MVP plans to take a...
The Sixer Sense Jun 29, 2022

Implications of James Harden opting out of his deal with Sixers

The eve before free agency hasn’t been a disappointment. For Philadelphia 76ers fans, there was a very interesting bit of news that has come out via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. ESPN Sources: 76ers star James Harden has declined his $47.3M option and become a free agent. He keeps real the possibility of negotiating a new […] Implications of James Harden opting out of his deal with Sixers - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Jun 29, 2022
How the Sixers can get the non-taxpayer MLE after James Harden opted out

How the Sixers can get the non-taxpayer MLE after James Harden opted out

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Sixers still have to clear enough space under the luxury-tax apron to gain access to the non-taxpayer mid-level exception. Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden officially declined his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday, a source confirmed to Liberty Ballers. Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the news. Harden is now set to become an unrestricted free agent at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 30, although his return to the Sixers appears all but preordained. “As you guys have heard, it’s...
ClutchPoints Jun 29, 2022
REPORT: James Harden makes shocking $47.3 million move amid Sixers’ PJ Tucker chase

REPORT: James Harden makes shocking $47.3 million move amid Sixers’ PJ Tucker chase

James Harden has opted out of his contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and will now become a free agent, though he is expected to remain with the Sixers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Harden has declined his $47.3 million player option with the Sixers in a move to renegotiate a new deal that will […] The post REPORT: James Harden makes shocking $47.3 million move amid Sixers’ PJ Tucker chase appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers Jun 29, 2022
James Harden will opt out of 2022-23 option, sign new deal with Sixers

James Harden will opt out of 2022-23 option, sign new deal with Sixers

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ James Harden has decided to not to pick up his player option, making the Sixers legitimate players in NBA free agency. After much speculation, Sixers guard James Harden will opt out of his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season, extending his “mutual lovefest” with Daryl Morey, a source confirms to Liberty Ballers. Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the news. Harden’s sole focus: Win a title in Philadelphia next season. Harden returned to his workout and on-court regimen much sooner than usual this...
Liberty Ballers Jun 29, 2022
More reporting points to Harden opting out to give Sixers flexibility

More reporting points to Harden opting out to give Sixers flexibility

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Woj popped on ESPN and described a “playbook” where James Harden could opt out and help the Sixers gain financial flexibility ahead of NBA free agency. It’s a very big day for Sixers fans. James Harden must decide by 5 p.m. EST whether to accept his $47.4M option for the 2022-2023 season or hit unrestricted free agency. We do not anticipate that he’d be a free agent for very long. The good news is that all reports point to a lovefest between Harden and the team. But if he did opt out, it would likely be to allow the team to...
FOX Sports Jun 28, 2022
Former teammates, James Harden & John Wall head into a pivotal 2022-2023 season | THE HERD

Former teammates, James Harden & John Wall head into a pivotal 2022-2023 season | THE HERD

FOX Sports NBA writer Yaron Weitzman joins Joy Taylor on THE HERD to discuss the latest in NBA Free Agency. Yaron begins with Kyrie Irving’s decision exercise his $36M player option and what it means for Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Yaron also analyzes the Los Angeles Clippers addition of John Wall and Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden contract situation.
Liberty Ballers Jun 28, 2022
Podcast: Is Melton a closer or backup? Ways to land Tucker? Was Embiid frustrated with Harden? Rubin sells

Podcast: Is Melton a closer or backup? Ways to land Tucker? Was Embiid frustrated with Harden? Rubin sells

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports The Athletic’s Senior Writer Rich Hofmann joins the pod to talk about a huge offseason for Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, De’Anthony Melton and the squad. Rich Hofmann of The Athletic joins Dave Early on the podcast to talk about the biggest Sixers offseason stories. Earlier Tuesday, we learned that the team would pick up Shake Milton’s option. Per our Tom West: “This news comes as no surprise: Shake Milton is staying put in Philadelphia as the Sixers have exercised his team option for next season, a...
The Sixer Sense Jun 28, 2022

Should the Sixers pursue Kemba Walker in free agency?

It’s no secret that the Sixers need to make significant changes this offseason. After years of relying on Ben Simmons as a second star next to Joel Embiid and letting go of a legitimate superstar in Jimmy Butler, the Philadelphia 76ers made a trade for James Harden last season in the hopes of making a […] Should the Sixers pursue Kemba Walker in free agency? - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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