The evidence is clear in the interview with reporters following the contest that Harden still wants to stay with the 76ers for the next season. Even with his current performances and if he fails to take the initiative to reduce his wages and the 76ers might not be able to work together.
The team doesn’t just want to win the championship but in addition, they would like to earn profits. Harden is currently paid too much as well as his play isn’t great. If he’s not willing to cut his wages and extend his contract, it’ll make it difficult to retain him.Why haven’t we seen Harden and Embiid play together in this game? There’s a possibility that there’s some kind of conflict between Harden along with Embiid.
Another possibility can be that the coach is not satisfied with the Harden’s performance that in turn reduces his chance of being able to hold the ball. From past experiences, it can be seen that, most of the time, Harden has the ball however he doesn’t make many shots, and some don’t dare to snap a photo.