Why hasn’t Harden received more credit for taking a Sixers friendly deal?

Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Sixers’ Harden not getting enough credit for taking a pay cut: Conclusion

Harden deserves the credit for taking the smaller contract because it solidifies his words of wanting to be in the best situation possible to win an NBA title.

In the day in age of the player empowerment era, we’ve seen Bradley Beal for the past two seasons say he wants to win with such desperation but then takes the most money that could be possibly offered to him. The same could be said about Damian Lillard recently receiving a contract extension on top of his already existing max contract.

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Furthermore, Harden signing the team friendly deal helps shift his reputation as he is on the opposite side of his prime. The deal shows that Harden wants to adjust away from that the team’s offensive workload has to revolve around him.

Also, It is just refreshing to see a superstar-caliber player actually back up their words for winning. Even if it is temporary, the fact that it is temporary is a blessing due to the fast-moving nature of NBA player transactions.

The contract feels like an inspiring win for the Sixers organization and the fans. It puts the roster of guys, the team’s higher-ups, and fans in an unfamiliar place. The feeling of true positively about the upcoming season where the Larry O’Brien trophy is priority number one.

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