After a blowout win vs. the Timberwolves in James Harden's debut since being traded to the Sixers back on February 10th, where the star guard put up 27 pts, 12 asts, & 8 rebs, he followed up on Sunday with a 29 point triple-double. Oh yeah, and the Sixers won that game as well. After just two games together, it seems that the duo of Harden and MVP frontrunner Joel Embiid do indeed have that potential to be the NBA's best. Sure, it has only been two games, but the already strong chemistry that these two have will only get stronger.
It goes even deeper than just this duo though. Philadelphia is developing a "Big 3" of their own as fellow guard Tyrese Maxey has emerged as that 3rd option on the team. I get it, Tobias Harris is getting paid to be that guy, but what shows on the court exceeds what is going in each player's pocket. the 2nd year man from Kentucky is averaging 24.5 PPG since James Harden has entered the lineup, where Harris has struggled shooting, only averaging 9 PPG in the two game stretch.
I do believe Tobias Harris will get back on track, but as Harden and Embiid both hit the bench, that team runs through Tyrese Maxey, making him the number 3 option moving forward, but hey, Tobias as the number 4 option isn't anything to complain about.
James Harden will make his first Sixers home start at the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night as they host the New York Knicks and look to keep this energy and momentum rolling.