Philadelphia 76ers: James Harden has to evolve his game

Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia 76ers were able to flip disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons for former MVP James Harden this season. This trade has certainly put the Sixers in a position to win a title this season and next for sure.

However, after the next season or two, it’s fair to worry about Harden’s longevity as an All-Star talent. He’s already lost half of a step thanks to a hamstring injury that has been hampering him since last year.

If Harden wants to retain his All-Star status, he will have to evolve the ways he attacks on offense. If he doesn’t, then it could shorter his career with Philly and as a player in general.

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Harden has to evolve his offense to have longevity with the Philadelphia 76ers.

This season with the 76ers, Harden has averaged 22.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 9.9 assists. Besides his scoring behind down from his career 25.0 points per game his numbers on the surface look solid at 32 years old.

Sadly, there’s a reason why his per-game scoring average is down. He’s shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 34.8 percent on 3-pointers. Both shooting percentages are below his career averages and honestly a little inefficient.