James Harden was gearing up for a Christmas game in New York City when a bomb was dropped. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden is “considering” returning to the Houston Rockets via free agency this next offseason, according to Wojnarowski.
Just this summer, Harden signed a one-for-one discount deal with the Sixers to help Darryl Morey and the front office sign a notable free-agent acquisition. term contract.
If Harden wishes to return on the same contract, he will be granted a player option for the 2023-2024 season. If he chooses to test free agency waters or wants a bigger deal from the 76ers, Harden can opt out, just like he did over the summer.
A return to the Sixers can’t be ruled out at this point, but apparently, a reunion with the Rockets is rumored to be in the cards.
All-Star guard James Harden is seriously considering a return to the Houston Rockets in free agency this July. A source told ESPN.
Sources say Harden and his entourage have been openly considering Houston for the past few months, and given that he requested and received a trade-out from the franchise less than two years later, that Very likely.
Harden refused to acknowledge the report before Sunday’s big game against the New York Knicks, but Stargard addressed the rumors after Philadelphia’s eighth straight win. as follows.
“I’m here. Yes. We keep improving.”
That straight answer to a reporter’s question at the post-match press conference is gone. ESPN NBA insiders Zach Lowe and Tim McMahon are wondering. Is Harden really considering a return to the Rockets or will he continue to focus on the 76ers?
“It was interesting to me,” said McMahon. Sixers Wires Kai Carlin. “When Harden was asked about it after the win on Christmas Day, he basically said, ‘It’s going well in Philly. I don’t know where it came from,'” he said. I didn’t say no. he didn’t shoot it down. [It was]”I don’t know where that came from. I didn’t want this out there just yet.”
McMahon and Lowe agreed on one thing. Harden and the Rockets will consider reuniting this offseason if the All-Stars decline their second-year option.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers on All76ers on the Sports Illustrated channel. Follow him on Twitter for updates. @JGrasso_.