Harden and Sixers come to terms on new contract

The biggest query of the Sixers' summer has finally received a definite response.

James Harden has agreed to a new deal that will pay him $33 million in 2022–2023 and has a player option for 2023–2024 that is worth $35.6 million.

The details of Harden's Sixers contract were first revealed by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Since Harden declined his $47.4 million player option, it was anticipated that he would accept a sum far lower.

Due to Harden's pay cut, the Sixers were able to sign P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. with the normal mid-level exception and the bi-annual exception, respectively.

Daryl Morey, president of basketball operations, would have had a far harder time finding a better supporting cast for Harden and MVP runner-up Joel Embiid if he had exercised his option.

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