James Harden Is Looking to ‘Build Really Good Habits’ With 76ers

James Harden Is Looking to 'Build Really Good Habits' With 76ers

In his first full season within the City of Brotherly Love, James Harden will be tasked with not only organizing a 76ers offense built around Joel Embiid, but he’s looking to mentor Tyrese Maxey as the former Kentucky Wildcat evolves into becoming the next great walking bucket out of Philly.

If things go the way he hopes, Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to do something special this season as a significant threat to play in the Eastern Conference Finals and maybe even the NBA Finals. Their first test will come against the Boston Celtics, a fellow Eastern Conference powerhouse looking to repeat their run to the NBA Finals.

Harden’s priority is taking the marathon NBA season “game by game.”

“Like I said, we gotta hit singles. We are just looking game by game. Obviously, we start off at Boston, which is going to be a tough challenge for sure. But it’s about the long run.”

Furthermore, Harden believes that the 76ers’ long-term success hinges on their ability to “build good habits.”

“I think the more we continue to head in the right direction and build really good habits. You know, it will help us in the long run.”

The 76ers are looking to improve from their fourth-place finish in the Eastern Conference and a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games. Harden took a pay cut to help the 76ers get deeper and has spent the offseason improving his body to the point that he believes he’s back to MVP form.

Leave a Reply