Harden is now the proud owner of the biggest contract extension in the history of the NBA Rockets sign James Harden to NBA record $228M contract extension through 2022-23
James Harden was absolutely spectacular last season for the Houston Rockets, averaging 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game. Harden would be getting $228 million over the next six years, including the $58 million he is owed for the next two seasons. Stephen Curry recently received the biggest contract in NBA history — five years, $201 million — but this Harden extension would surpass Curry’s payout by nearly $30 million over the span of one more year.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that it will be worth $228M, making it the richest extension in NBA history.
Houston has made extension official: Sources tell ESPN it will be worth $228M through the 2022-23 season. https://t.co/UZhYSo9ZHn
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2017
As a reward, the Rockets inked Harden to a four-year extension, which will begin after the 2018-19 season. Via Rockets.com:
His play helped the Rockets go 55-27 and secure the third seed in the Western Conference, though the team fell in the second round of the playoffs to the San Antonio Spurs.
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