Woj: James Harden Absolutely Considering a Return to Houston
Could this be James Harden's last year in Philadelphia?
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers guard could consider a return to Houston this summer if he does not agree to a new deal with Philadelphia.
"This would be a remarkable turn of events," reported Wojnarowski on Christmas Day. "Given it was less than two years ago he asked out of Houston, went to Brooklyn, then Philadelphia. Therw has been something of a magnetic pull with him and Houston. Houston is flush with salary cap space and a very young, rebuilding team."
Harden agreed to a two-year deal with a player option this summer with the Sixers, allowing him to opt out and become a free agent again in July.
"I'm told right now, James Harden absolutely is considering the possibility of a return to Houston in free agency if he does not stay with the Sixers," continued Wojnarowski.
Harden responded to this report on Christmas with 29 points, 13 assists, four steals in 43 minutes.
After the game, Harden addressed the report:
For the season, Harden, who missed about a month with a foot injury, is averaging 21.4 point, 10.9 assists and 6.6 rebounds in 37.8 minutes per game.