Harden Declines $47M Option With Philadelphia

James Harden is taking less with hopes the Philadelphia 76ers can do more.

An individual acquainted with the circumstance said Harden decided

not to practice his $47.4 million choice for next season and

will turn into a free specialist — yet without any plans on leaving Philadelphia.

Solidify went with the choice to permit the 76ers the 

adaptability they need to sign different players this late spring,

said the individual who addressed The Associated Press on state

of secrecy on the grounds that neither one of the sides affirmed those plans openly.

That will be a main consideration when the NBA opens the free office arranging window at 6 p.m.

Eastern on Thursday, with Philadelphia among the groups that will be supposed

to target Miami forward P.J. Exhaust, among others.

The most probable situation for Harden now is this: The 10-time All-Star signs

another arrangement with Philadelphia, for something near that $47.4 million number,

after the group has tended to different requirements and worked on its possibilities

turning into a genuine title competitor in 2023.