James Harden, Charles Barkley smells 76ers bullshit

James Harden left no doubt about its future. After the elimination of the Philadelphia Sixers against the Miami Heat (2-4) in the Playoffs, the back showed his intention to continue his adventure under the colors of this team.

Thus, the former Houston Rockets should activate his option at $47.4 million for next season. And then it will be eligible for a $275 million extension through 2027.

Opposed to the arrival of Harden last February, Charles Barkley warned: the 76ers should not offer such a lease to the 32-year-old player.

“I didn’t like this trade – and I’m not saying it just because it didn’t work now – you can check before. I’ve said it before, I didn’t like this trade for two reasons .

The Sixers only have a 2-year window because James is clearly on the decline, and without winning this year, I believe he has an option at 45 (47, editor’s note) million and then can sign an extension for 200 (275, editor’s note) million over 4 years.

If the 76ers give him that money, they should fire the person responsible for it! This will kill the franchise for the next 10-15 years. I don’t think they will win the championship in the next two years. So they’re going to waste two years of Joel Embiid.

James has a 45 million option, which he will clearly take. If the Sixers give him that $200 million contract…I know the owners won’t let it happen. I just think he’s on the decline and Philadelphia is going to regret this trade,” the TNT consultant finished.

Daryl Morey can he really turn back? After his all-in for James Harden three months ago, the leader of the 76ers can hardly question his strategy now. A key file to follow…

Joel Embiid: ‘Everyone was waiting for Houston Harden, but he’s not anymore’