James Harden’s Future In Philly Is Reportedly Bleak Amid 76ers Playoff Run

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The Philadelphia 76ers are currently up 2-0 over the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Playoffs.

They’re looking like a true championship contender, however, it sounds like James Harden’s future is in question amid their postseason run.

During an episode of Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast, The Woj Pod, the popular NBA reporter claimed that “James Harden’s future is ‘very unclear’ in Philadelphia.”

Additionally, Wojnarowski hints that one of Harden’s former teams has their eyes set on potentially signing him in free agency. Here is the full statement.

“James Harden’s future is very unclear in Philadelphia. Houston is very much in play for him. And I think a lot may depend on (whether) they make a run and win and it’s easy to pay him long-term big money, or he just wants to be in Houston. Win or lose he goes, or if it’s dependent on the team’s success.”

The timing of this report is extremely odd. Philly is in the middle of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

You’d think this type of report would wait until after the 76ers are eliminated, or win the championship.

Instead, here we are with early rumors of James Harden’s time in Philadelphia possibly coming to an end.

Additionally, it’s interesting to note that the Houston Rockets are involved in the report. They could certainly use a veteran presence with how many rising stars are on the roster.

With that said, it’s incredibly early to be having these kinds of talks about James Harden’s future. The 76ers are out here trying to win a championship. Outside distractions are the last thing this franchise needs.

Look for more rumors and reports to heat up this situation. Especially if Philadelphia is bounced out earlier than expected.