Sixers star James Harden has a 15% trade kicker in new contract

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The Philadelphia 76ers took care of business in the offseason when they brought in more depth and upgraded the perimeter defense on their roster. They also signed James Harden to a two-year deal to keep him in the City of Brotherly Love.

Harden was not the explosive scorer he had shown in his career, but he still had a big impact. He averaged 21 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds in 21 games after the trade. He obviously has to be a bit better than that, but those numbers are nothing to sneeze at. He did that while dealing with a bad hamstring all season.

The Sixers signed Harden to a two-year $68.6 million deal, but an interesting wrinkle in his deal has been reported by HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto. The future Hall of Famer has a 15% trade kicker in his deal, so if the Sixers decide to trade him at any point, he will receive 15% of his remaining salary from Philadelphia.

The Sixers are unlikely to trade Harden at any point over the next two seasons, but if they were to have a change of heart, it would cost them to move The Beard.


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