Harden Re-Signs With Sixers | Philadelphia 76ers
One of 10 players in league history with at least 20,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 6,000 assists
3rd highest ranked three-pointer in NBA history
Philadelphia – July 27, 2022 – Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed the 10-time All-Star and 13-year NBA veteran. James Harden, Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Today, I am celebrating with Sixers fans everywhere as we announce that James Harden – former MVP, 10-time All-Star and three-time scoring champion – has re-signed with the team,” said Managing Partner. josh harris Told. “James stands out as an elite playwright and apprehensive scorer, and his commitment to the team reflects his dedication to bringing a championship to this city. We recognize that winning a title is no easy feat, but I love this. Proud that our organization has worked this off-season and look forward to the season ahead.”
Acquired by the 76ers as part of a five-player trade with the Nets on February 10, 2022, Harden averaged 22.0 points (.410 FG, .330 3FG, .877 FT), 7.7 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 37.2 minutes (all starts) in 65 games played between Brooklyn and Philadelphia in 2021-22. The 13-year-old veteran was one of only two NBA players to score at least 1,400 points, 500 rebounds and 600 assists last season, making him the fifth player in league history to achieve the feat three times (Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook).
Philadelphia had a league-best 20.2 net rating in the starting lineup after Harden joined the team.
“That’s where I want to be. This is where I want to win, and I think we have the pieces to accomplish that goal,” Harden said. From day one, the team and fans have helped me feel at home here in Philadelphia. I am excited to build on last season and I can’t wait to get on the court with the guys and start this journey. ,
Harden posted totals of 442 points, 149 rebounds and 220 assists in his 21 games with 76. He is the only player in the history of the league to reach such totals in his first 21 outings with a new team. He did the same with the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21.
This past season, Harden surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller to come third in three-pointers all-time. He also posted 11 triple-doubles last season, the third-most in the NBA. For his career, Harden has the eighth-most triple-doubles in league history with 69.
“I couldn’t be happier with James’ decision to remain committed to his organization. Over the past two years we have taken huge strides towards our ultimate goal of becoming champions.” , Together, we will work tirelessly to achieve our goal.”
“James Harden is one of the greatest players in NBA history and a future Hall of Famer. His mission is to win the NBA title and we are thrilled that he continues his journey here in Philadelphia. He is the best scorer to ever play and passerby, and his knowledge of the game allows him to dissect the defense and outperform everyone around him,” said More. resonates, and I believe we have just scratched the surface of what is possible in his partnership with Joel and this talented roster. This is an exciting time for our franchise.”
Prior to last season with the Nets and 76ers, Harden spent parts of nine seasons (2012–21) with the Rockets. During that time, Harden was named the 2017–18 NBA MVP after leading the NBA in points per game (30.4) and third in assists (8.8). He was also among the top three vote-getters for the award in each season from 2016–20. Harden ended his Houston career as the franchise’s all-time leader in three-pointers (2,029), free throws (5,554) and assists (4,796), while second in team history with 18,365 total points and 1,087 steals. With third place.
Harden, a three-time NBA Scoring Champion (2018–20) and NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2011–12), is one of four players in league history to have at least 20 points, five rebounds and a minimum of There are three seasons. 10 assists. The only other players to do so more than once are Russell Westbrook (five times) and Hall of Famers Magic Johnson (three times) and Oscar Robertson (five times). His 36.1 points per game average in 2018–19 was the second-highest by any player since the start of the 1970–71 season, behind only Hall of Famer Michael Jordan’s average of 37.1 in 1986–87.
A member of the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, Harden helped lead the 76ers to their fifth consecutive playoff appearance.