SIXERS DILEMMA: PAY HARDEN BASED ON PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE?

By Tommy Matthews

James Harden has already started getting into shape for the Sixers 2022-223 season.

“I’m excited, man,” said Harden, who will be 33 in August.

“I’ve been trying to get right throughout the course of a basketball season for two years straight. That’s not it. All last summer I was rehabbing and it was a little frustrating, because I’m not used to going through something like that. But it is what is. I’m just happy to be healthy now. I’ve got a full summer to be straight and to do the things necessary to come back even better next year.”

“I was getting there, man,” Harden said when asked whether he ever reached 100 percent health this season.

“Honestly, it’s been a long two years for me. I’m finally starting to kind of feel OK again. It’ll be a great summer for me to get my body right and be ready to go for next year. These last two years have been a whirlwind, though.”

But, sitting alongside Rivers at his end-of-season press conference, Sixers big boss Morey wasn’t inclined to directly answer whether the 32-year-old Harden has “higher levels” to access.

For many reasons, among them Harden’s second halves against the Heat, the lack of a definitive response was understandable.

“I think we all know he’s a very skilled player and we’ll figure out how to use him,” Morey said.

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