Breaking News

James Harden Rumors: 76ers Believe Mike D’Antoni Might Assist Lure Star to Philly

Tyler ConwayIncluded ColumnistSeptember 24, 2020Houston Rockets' James Harden ( 13 ) argues a call during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press The Philadelphia 76ers’interest in Mike D’Antoni might not be limited to simply his training acumen.John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported the Sixers think employing D’Antoni could assist entice JamesHarden to the franchise. Harden can become a complimentary representative after the 2021-22 season.While this strategy may sound good in theory, the reasoning does not take long to unravel.D ‘Antoni is 69 years old. When working out an extension with the Houston Rockets last May, he stated he wanted to coach 2 or 3 more seasons– which included 2019-20 at the time.Even if D’Antoni is renewed and wishes to show himself deeper into his 70s, he isn’t in a position to linger two years on the possibility somebody may follow him to Philly.Harden will likewise be 33 years of ages by the time the 2022-23 season starts. The 2017-18 NBA MVP probably will not be washed up already, however he’ll be at or near completion of his prime. The concept of handing him more than$50 million per season over the course of his mid-30s– which is most likely what it would cost, though that will depend upon the NBA’s monetary circumstance– appears like a stretch.The Sixers also aren’t projected to have salary-cap space in the 2022 offseason. They might trade for Harden before then, however that would likely need moving Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid along with other possessions to make the financials work. Wilder things have actually taken place in the NBA, however the chances of this concerning fulfillment are beyond slim.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *