The Philadelphia 76ers could pursue James Harden either via trade or in free agency in 2022, according to John Clark of NBC Philadelphia.

The 76ers are pursuing Mike D'Antoni as head coach, who decided not to explore talks with the Houston Rockets on a new contract.

"I’m hearing one of the reasons along with coaching that Sixers have a lot of interest in Mike D’Antoni is feeling with some in organization that he could help lure James Harden to Philly," writes Clark.

Harden signed a four-year extension with the Rockets in 2017.