Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has recently been told to ‘put up or shut up’ by NBA analyst Jalen Rose.

Including a player option for the second year, James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers announced a two-year, $68 million deal.

With his new contract, Harden seems committed to helping Philadelphia win the title, which allowed the team to sign P.J. Tucker, a former colleague of his. Due to the arrangement, the Sixers were able to add a seasoned veteran who can aid them with their defensive needs when the playoffs roll around. The 10-time All-Star has further demonstrated maturity and growth by choosing to sign a less expensive, team-friendly contract.

Jalen Rose, a former NBA player, praised the three-time scoring champion for his financial judgment. He praised Harden’s choice and said that if they win the championship this year, he may earn a bigger deal.

Since LeBron (James) left (in 2018), “it’s been a revolving door” in the Eastern Conference, according to Jalen Rose. “With a new roster, James Harden must now decide whether to put up or shut up. Is James Harden still capable of All-NBA play? If he succeeds, Philly will be able to win the East, and he will be offered a long-term contract. Now it is obvious that Harden and the front management agree on the need to deliver the championship to Philadelphia.”

The Sixers are one step closer to being a championship team thanks to James Harden’s new contract

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James Harden was sent to the Sixers at the NBA trade deadline in February following his unimpressive time with the Brooklyn Nets. After eight seasons, Harden was finally partnered with an All-Star center, and they started working together right away.

Harden had a strong debut in his first four games. During the four games, the former MVP had an average of 26.8 points, 12 assists, and 7.5 rebounds. However, he had a few games following that in which he was surprisingly unreliable. He wasn’t the same player he previously was, which was also significant.

Harden’s quickness isn’t what it used to be. Additionally, the refs are no longer in his favor since they no longer flag his typical offensive manoeuvres for fouls. He still has his playmaking, which has evolved into one of his most dependable offensive weapons.

Harden still has one year left on his two-year contract, giving him the opportunity to earn $47 million. The 2012 Sixth Man of the Year, however, made the decision to decline. Harden wanted Sixers general manager Daryl Morey to address the team’s problems prior to him, according to NBA source Chris Haynes.

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