REPORT: James Harden Returning to 76ers on Two-Year Deal

James Harden has reportedly signed a two-year deal, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Harden opted out of his player option in June to facilitate a better deal that would give Daryl Morey the flexibility to build a more robust and deeper roster around Harden and Joel Embiid. Harden ended up taking a $15 million pay cut for next season and signed the two-year deal with a player option that Morey and the 76ers offered to him.

Harden is coming off his 10th All-Star selection in 13 seasons. He averaged 22.0 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.7 rebounds per game during the 2021-22 campaign. Those numbers dipped to 18.6 points, 5.7 boards, and 8.6 dimes per game during the playoffs.

The 76ers and Harden believe that the 2018 MVP will bounce back and be better than ever after a complete offseason training program,