James Harden and Rockets agree 'biggest contract extension in National Basketball Association history'

by Antonio Miles July 10, 2017, 0:28
James Harden and Rockets agree 'biggest contract extension in National Basketball Association history'

On Saturday afternoon, the Houston Rockets signed James Harden to the most lucrative contract in National Basketball Association history.

The current contract Harden with the rockets expired after two years - during which time 27-year-old basketball player will earn $ 59 million.

In addition to Westbrook's $28.5 million salary in 2017-18, he'd receive an estimated $207 million over the length of the extension (until the 2022-23 season), which would amount to more than $235 million - and an average salary of $39.2 million, which would be a US professional sports record.

This deal surpasses the one signed last week by golden state warriors point guard Stephen Curry.

James Harden is taking advantage of the brand-new CBA rules that enables contract extensions for superstars.

With James Harden now locked down for the foreseeable future and Chris Paul in the fold, the Houston Rockets have shifted focus toward adding Carmelo Anthony.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Harden and the Houston Rockets are in negotiations regarding what would be the largest contract extension in league history.

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Now with Harden under contract for five more seasons, the team is continuing to build around him.

An NBA source told the New York Post that the Knicks won't make a move with Anthony until a new president and general manager is chosen to replace Jackson. He was the first player in National Basketball Association history to notch 2,000 points, 900 assists, and 600 rebounds in a season.

Houston has done everything to keep Harden.

He's coming off one of the best offensive seasons you'll see, recording 29.1 points and a league-best 11.2 assists per game.

He added that Harden's "incredible work ethic, desire to win, and passion to be the best" make him "the flawless leader in our pursuit of another championship". They also signed a versatile defender, PJ Tucker to a multi-year deal and re-signed their backup [VIDEO] center, Nene Hilario.

ESPN is reporting that the Houston Rockets now have their "full attention" on landing the All-Star forward.

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