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Report: James Harden begins negotiations with 76ers

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Free agent James Harden met with Philadelphia 76ers management in Hampton on Saturday to begin negotiations on a new multi-year contract, Yahoo Sports reported.

The 10 All-Star Guards rejected the $ 47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season earlier this week.

Instead, he intends to negotiate a team-friendly deal that gives Philadelphia financial flexibility to improve its support cast, multiple outlets reported.

Harden, 32, is eligible for a maximum contract of over $ 50 million per season if he has a five-year contract, but reports say he has a two- or three-year contract. It is highly possible. He signed with team president Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand.

After arriving at the deadline deal that sent Ben Simmons to Brooklyn Nets, Harden averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds at 76ers this season.

Three-time NBA scoring champion and 2017-18 league MVP Harden averaged 24.9 points, 6.8 assists and 5.6 in 942 games (728 starts) at Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. I have a board carrier. Net and Sixer.

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