The Houston Rockets have agreed to a massive deal for their star James Harden — a four-year, supermax extension that guarantees him $228 million through the 2022-23 season, reports ESPN.
Harden had two years and $59 million left on his current contract. Along with the four-year extension, which adds $170 million, the deal is the richest extension in NBA history.
“Houston is home for me,” Harden said in a statement. “[Owner Leslie Alexander] has shown he is fully committed to winning, and my teammates and I are going to keep putting in the work to get better and compete for the title.”
ESPN is reporting that the Rockets fast-tracked the extension with Harden after trading for Chris Paul, and will now focus on a deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony in a trade with the New York Knicks.
CP3 congratulated Harden on Twitter.
CONGRATS!!!! To hell with the ball, lemme hold some 💰 pic.twitter.com/i4M1iVzCID
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 8, 2017