James Harden opens up about Philadelphia 76ers contract

 | July 19, 2022


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Harden wants to build a team that will get him a championship as soon as possible.

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Considering James Harden is seeing many players around him earn championship titles, it’s not surprising that he wants one as well.

His passion is to the point that he’s not playing hardball when it comes to his contract. He’s looking to add the best players and get whatever is left over from the deal.

Harden told Yahoo Sports: “I had conversations with [team president] Daryl [Morey], and it was explained how we could get better and what the market value was for certain players. I told Daryl to improve the roster, sign who we needed to sign and give me whatever is left over.”

Harden added: “This is how bad I want to win. I want to compete for a championship. That's all that matters to me at this stage. I'm willing to take less to put us in position to accomplish that.”

The Philadelphia 76ers brought Harden over in February of 2022 but didn’t do much once they entered the playoffs. Injuries to Joel Embiid proved to be a problem that the team couldn’t overcome.

Harden pointed to his relationship with Embiid being a driving force behind his decision to stay in Philadelphia. He stated: “I talk with Joel frequently and we have meetings about how we're going to play and what we need to do to help our team win a championship.”

Both Harden and Embiid are two of the top players at their positions. With a few key additions, the 76ers could become one of the best teams in the NBA. 

We’ll have to wait and see how this team shapes up by the start of the season.

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Ricky Gray

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