The James Harden experiment led to Brooklyn with out a lot success. Harden acquired a number of warmth for wanting to go away a state of affairs that wasn’t figuring out. Whereas chatting with Fox Sports activities in regards to the state of affairs, Harden spoke up for himself.
“Am I nonetheless the quitter?” Harden stated.
Harden needed to go away Brooklyn after not having the staff he needed to play with on the court docket. There have been accidents and Kyrie Irving not getting the COVID-19 vaccine price them a number of video games. When Harden mentioned desirous to depart, he additionally talked about that Kevin Durant needed to go away the Nets this summer time as effectively.
Harden is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and is paired with MVP candidate Joel Embiid. The staff fell within the second spherical of the playoffs final season to Miami within the Japanese Convention semifinals, however the 76ers (15-12) are again with a reinvigorated roster.
Harden returned to the Sixers’ lineup after an damage saved him out for a month, and he has been excellent. He’s averaging 22.3 factors, 12.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds per sport for a staff that has received three straight video games.
The staff will face off in opposition to the road-challenged, Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors (14-15) at house on Friday evening.
Joel Embiid and James Harden dynamic duo
The Philadelphia 76ers will get their first full season of James Harden and Joel Embiid collectively. These two gamers will be one of the best inside and outdoors punches within the league. Harden, obtained within the Ben Simmons commerce in February, is a former league MVP, and Embiid is a candidate who aspires to win one.
Within the final two video games, Harden has had over 15 assists in each contests, whereas Embiid scored 31 and 53. During the last 4 video games, Embiid is averaging 40.3 ppg and 9.5 rpg. Throughout that stretch, they’re getting James’ 22.3 ppg and 12.5 apg. If they’ll hold this up, they are going to be virtually not possible to cease.
The staff is in fifth place within the Japanese Convention standings. They should transfer as much as not less than fourth place to have home-court benefit in a first-round sequence. The staff is barely six video games out first place within the convention with greater than half of the season left.
Harden, 33, is a 10-time All-Star and a member of the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary staff. He has been each the MVP (in 2017-18) and the Sixth Man of the Yr (in 2011-12). He is led the league in scoring thrice and assists as soon as.