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Tracy McGrady Has Valuable Advice For James Harden: "To Make Basketball Number One Priority. Make Winning Number One Priority. Make 76ers Number One Priority."

Tracy McGrady Has Valuable Advice For James Harden: "To Make Basketball Number One Priority. Make Winning Number One Priority. Make 76ers Number One Priority."

It is safe to say that James Harden's career in the NBA has been on a downfall ever since he left the Houston Rockets. He did so after giving his absolute best in each season when he was a player for the Rockets but failed to win an NBA Championship.

In hopes of winning a ring, he then joined forces with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. Although the team looked scary on paper, it never worked out and Harden decided to once again move on to a new team this season.

He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons and a couple of other players. Most fans expected Harden to finally play well as he once again got his wish fulfilled.

Moreover, he had Joel Embiid by his side, who was having an MVP-caliber season. But the Beard never truly looked settled when playing for the 76ers this season. His woes continued in the NBA playoffs and he couldn't do much from saving the 76ers from being eliminated from the 2022 postseason.

It would be an understatement to say that Harden was bad this season. Anyway, before the new season begins, NBA legend Tracy McGrady has some advice for the former NBA MVP and how he can end his struggles.

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"To make basketball number one priority. Make winning number one priority. Make 76ers number one priority. 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."

Looking at how James Harden played this season, it felt obvious that his full mind wasn't into the game. Otherwise, when at his best, Harden is one of the best players in the NBA.

Can he make a stunning comeback next season? We will have to wait for the 2022-23 NBA season to start and see for ourselves.