Come Kyrie Irving o Russell Westbrook, l’MVP 2018 James Harden he has a “player option”, which allows him to decide his very short-term future. Either to test the market, or to receive a final year of $ 47 million contract. On the other hand, it is not that the Sixers invested in him at the trade deadline last February to have him escape in exchange for nothing.
According to ESPN, Harden will exercise his clause to negotiate a contract extension. Unlike Kyrie Irving, the former Rockets scorer has no plans to start a stalemate with his executives and could accept a two-year contract for less than the maximum salary.
It would be a sign that the executives care about him, but also that the player is ready to make a small sacrifice so that the franchise can position itself on free agents with an adequate salary cap for thick reinforcements (PJ Tucker?).