James Harden & Rockets Agree to Richest Extension in NBA History

By Staff  |  07/09/2017

James Harden

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.