The James Harden experiment resulted in Brooklyn with out a lot success. Harden acquired a variety of warmth for wanting to go away a state of affairs that wasn’t understanding. 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 wished to go away Brooklyn after not having the staff he wished to play with on the court docket. There have been accidents and Kyrie Irving not getting the COVID-19 vaccine value them a variety of video games. When Harden mentioned eager to depart, he additionally talked about that Kevin Durant wished to go away the Nets this summer time as nicely.
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 harm stored him out for a month, and he has been superb. He’s averaging 22.3 factors, 12.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds per sport for a staff that has gained three straight video games.
The staff will face off in opposition to the road-challenged, Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors (14-15) at residence on Friday night time.
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 may be one of the best inside and out of doors 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. Over the past 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 will maintain this up, they are going to be nearly 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 collection. The staff is simply 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 3 times and assists as soon as.