The 76ers acquired James Harden just before the trade deadline with hopes of making a deep playoff run and possibly contending for a championship.
The former NAB MVP joined another MVP-caliber player Joel Embiid to form a big duo that gave hopes to Philadelphia.
However, the Sixers exited the playoffs in the second round as Harden had his worst playoff series in terms of scoring since his third and final year with the Thunder.
The 32-year-old shooting guard averaged 18.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.6 assists in 39.9 minutes over 12 playoff games this year.
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady gave advice to Harden on what he needs to do in order to bring success to the Sixers.
Via Angelo Guinhawa of ClutchPoints:
“To make basketball number one priority. Make winning number one priority. Make 76ers number one priority,” McGrady said on The Rich Eisen Show when asked what advice he would give to Harden at the backend of his career.
“You’re playing with an MVP-caliber guy in Joel Embiid—who I think has changed his mind-frame on how he’s approaching the game now, how he sees the game-and he wants to win. I think if James can be that solid 20-and-10 type guy that contributes every night for the Sixers, they will be there in the conversation as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.”