Lin & Asik are only 8 mil a year contracts. Harden's getting paid 16 a year once his extension kicks in.
So yeah, they can afford another max contract. Daryl Morey already said that's their plan, that hopefully Harden can lure a big-time free agent they can use the max on.
Speaking of contracts...Jrue Holiday & Philly agree on a 4 year, 46 mil contract extension. That's a great deal for Jrue, hopefully he continues to improve. Although I bet he's disappointed he didn't get the max like he originally demanded