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Sixers Release James Harden Update: NBA Fans React

James Harden on the Nets against the Lakers.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on January 25, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images)

James Harden's debut with the Philadelphia 76ers is going to have to wait.

Harden is going to be out through the All-Star break as he continues to rehab his hamstring. Harden will also not play in the All-Star game.

Harden was traded to the 76ers last Thursday as the Nets knew they likely weren't going to keep him after this year. The Nets got Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and a couple of first-round draft picks in return for him. Even before Harden got traded, he had missed three prior games due to that hamstring injury. So far this season, he's played 44 games and is averaging 22.5 points per game, plus eight rebounds and 10 assists per game. The NBA world is already looking at replacements for Harden in the All-Star Game.

The NBA All-Star Weekend is coming up in just a few days with the All-Star Game scheduled for Feb. 20.