James Harden set to become a free agent aiming for a multi-year deal

James Harden is not expected to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers under his current contract, Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report writes.

The superstar guard and former NBA MVP will decline his player option, worth, $35,6M, seeking a multi-year deal with a title contender.

The 10-time All-Star has been linked to a move to the Houston Rockets, but the Sixers will still be frontrunners to sign him to a new deal.

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Philadelphia got eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semi-finals after a Game 7 loss and parted ways with head coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday.

James Harden averaged 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and a league-leading 10.7 assists this season, but failed to reach the NBA Finals.

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