The Philadelphia 76ers have officially signed James Harden to a contract extension, the franchise announced on Thursday.
Even though terms of the deal were not disclosed, Harden signed a two-year contract with the Sixers, worth $68.6M, with Year 2 being a player option.
James Harden is set to earn $33M next season and $35.6M if he picks up his player option in the summer of 2023.
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The superstar guard declined his $47.4M player option in late June and gave the Sixers the cap flexibility they needed to bolster their roster.
The 10-time All-Star recently said he has his sights set on winning the title with Philadelphia and will do whatever it takes to help the franchise have a championship run.
For their part, the Sixers are hopeful James Harden will return to preseason training camp in better physical condition than he played in both Brooklyn and Philadelphia last season.
So far, Philadelphia has signed free agents P.J. Tucker and Danuel House using the mid-level and bi-annual exceptions and acquired De’Anthony Melton in a draft night trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Harden declining the $47.4M player option for the 2022-2023 season allowed the Sixers to use the full mid-level exception on free agent PJ Tucker and the bi-annual exception to sign Danuel House.
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