The sweet spot on a new Harden contract starts in the $37-38M range for this season.

That would give Philadelphia room below the $157M hard cap to use the $10.5M midlevel and $4.1M biannual exception.

Ex: 4 years/$166M with $10M guaranteed in year 4 for the salary he gave back.

— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 29, 2022