New Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden does not make his debut in the team only after a break at the All-Star Game, as he continues to rehabilitate injuries to the left hamstring, announced 76ers, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Harden, who has been selected as an all-star reserve for the Eastern Conference, will not play in the All-Star Game in Cleveland on February 20th. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver selected Cleveland Cavaliers great man Jarrett Allen to take his place on the LeBron team.
While Harden won’t be available for his Philly debut until Feb. 25 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the 2018 MVP began work Monday with a new teammate Tyrese Maxi.
Asked about Harden’s integration into the 76ers system, head coach Doc Rivers downplayed potential problems.
“Listen, getting James Harden into crime isn’t that hard. In fact, it’s not,” Rivers said kindly. Tim Bontemp of ESPN. “I mean, he’s just a great basketball player, so you don’t need to complicate things. “
Philadelphia, who played all season without Simmons before the deadline, is fifth in the East with a score of 34-22.