James Harden likely played his last game in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform.
Harden is picking up his $35.6 million player option with the club, and the Sixers are exploring trade scenarios, according to multiple reports.
He Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are expected to emerge as potential trade destinations for the 10-time All-Star, according to ESPN.
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The 76ers traded for Harden during the 2021-22 season, sending Ben Simmons to the Brooklyn networks, and Philadelphia believed it had found Joel Embiid’s partner for the foreseeable future.
In his two seasons in Philadelphia, Harden averaged 21.0 points, 10.6 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game alongside Embiid, who was named NBA MVP last season.
The Sixers failed to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the 22nd straight season when they lost in seven games to the Boston Celtics in May.
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With the team once again falling short of expectations, the Sixers’ front office made an immediate turnaround, firing the head coach. doc rivers after three seasons.
championship winning coach nick’s nurse he was hired soon after, saying that he would welcome Harden if Harden decided to stay in Philadelphia.
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«James has a decision to make and I would be very happy if he came back,» Nurse said when he was hired.
Harden will turn 34 in August, entering his 15th NBA season.
Associated Press contributed to this report