Earlier in the day, February 11, 2022, the Bucks and 76ers agreed to a blockbuster trade in which the Bucks sent Harden and Millsap for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Drummond, an unprotected 2022 first-round pick, and a protected 2027 first-round pick.
According to reports, after joining the 76ers, Harden will say goodbye to wearing the No. 13 jersey for 13 years and wear No. 1 instead, which also signals a new start to Harden’s career. In Philadelphia, Harden will partner with Embiid to impact the championship. The 76ers currently have a record of 32 wins and 22 losses, ranking 5th in the East.
After Harden left the Nets, head coach Nash said bluntly that the team should move on. Durant, on the other hand, said, “Everybody got what they wanted.” It’s worth mentioning that in the All-Star selection process, Durant would rather pick three centers than include Harden on his side at the end.
So far this season, Harden is averaging 37 minutes per game, able to get 22.5 points, 8 rebounds and 10.2 assists, shooting 41.4% from the field and 33.2% from three-point range, ranking 2nd in the league in assists per game and 1st in the league in turnovers per game at 4.8.
So far in his career, Harden has been selected as an NBA All-Star 10 times, the NBA scoring champion three times, the NBA assists champion once, the NBA Best XI first team six times, and the regular season MVP in 2018, but has not won a championship so far.