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Rumor: James Harden could decline player option to allow 76ers to open max cap space

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If Philadelphia unloads Tobias Harris, here’s approximately how much Harden would have to sacrifice in 2022-23 salary to accommodate a max player with:

  • 0-6 years experience: $25 million
  • 7-9 years experience: $31 million
  • 10 years experience: $37 million

And that’s just next season.

If Philadelphia trims its roster to just Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle, here’s approximately how much Harden would have to sacrifice in 2022-23 salary to accommodate a max player with:

    • 0-6 years experience: $5 million
    • 7-9 years experience: $11 million
    • 10 years experience: $17 million

That wouldn’t be a small teardown.

The bigger question: Would Harden – who has signed three max extensions in his career – really take a discount?

People in Philadelphia believed Harden was willing to sacrifice $10 million-$20 million over a contract to sign with the 76ers outright this summer, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. Harden might have to sacrifice that much money next year alone, let alone the amount over a long-term contract, for the 76ers to open max cap space.

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