By Michael Strong
There are many ways the Sixers could acquire Harden, but the package will certainly need to include one of Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid.
Criticism over the duo’s fit has always been a concern and their disappointing 2019-20 season has only magnified it.
New coach Doc Rivers will do everything he can to maximize their production together, but even if it improves to something sustainable, the fit of Harden with either Simmons or Embiid might still be better.
New president Daryl Morey, Harden’s biggest fan, could be at the forefront for the line of thinking that pairing up Harden with Simmons or Embiid will turn them into a championship contender.