Advertisement

James Harden, 76ers agree to $68.6M extension

1/5
James Harden, 76ers agree to $68.6M extension
James Harden's (1) new extension with the Philadelphia 76ers features a player option for the 2023-24 season. File Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo

July 21 (UPI) -- James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a two-year, $68.6 million contract extension.

Sources told ESPN, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Yahoo Sports about the pact late Thursday. The deal includes a player option for the 2023-24 season and guarantees Harden $33 million in 2022-23.

Advertisement

Harden, 32, averaged 22 points, 10.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game last season. He logged 22.5 points, 10.2 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game through his first 44 appearances of the season for the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets then traded Harden to the 76ers in February. He averaged 21 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game over his final 21 appearances of the season.

The 2017-18 NBA MVP and 10-time All-Star is a three-time scoring champion. The veteran guard also was the 2016-17 NBA assists leader. Harden averaged a career-high 36.1 points per game in 2018-19 for the Houston Rockets.

Harden declined a $47 million option earlier this off-season, which allowed the 76ers to spend on other additions for their roster.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement