NBA world reacts to James Harden report

The Philadelphia 76ers looked like one of the best teams in the NBA on paper

after trading for star guard James Harden

but they ultimately fell short in the second round of the NBA Playoffs

losing to the Miami Heat in six games.

Harden had an up and down postseason

averaging 18.6 points per game with 8.6 assists against the Heat.

The ten-time All-Star will be a free agent this offseason

and there have been questions on whether or not Harden will remain

with the 76ers after only half of the season on the roster.

Reports that have emerged on Thursday suggest

that Harden may be staying with the 76ers for at least the near future.

According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, Harden is expected to re-sign

with Philadelphia on a “shorter-term” deal at the start of NBA free agency.

It may be smart for the 76ers to keep his deal on a short-term basis to see

if the chemistry works between himself and star center Joel Embiid moving forward.

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