The Houston Rockets has announced that leading scorer, James Harden signed a contract extension on Saturday.
According to multiple sources, the contract which runs till the 2019-20 season, is set to make the star $118.1 million.
Harden who had two years left on his previous contract, got a $26.5 million raise for 2016-17. And a $28.3 million raise for 2017-18 season.
“He’ll be around here for a while,” Rocket owner Leslie Alexander said. “I don’t think people appreciate how great he is, but we certainly do.”
Last season, Harden, in leading the NBA in minutes, had career-average-highs in points (29) and assists (7.5), while playing in 38.1 minutes per game. Harden also had 12 games with 40 or more points and had 18 games where he finished with double-digit assists.
“Ever since I stepped foot in Houston, there’s been nothing but love and support from Les and (GM) Daryl Morey and the front office. It’s truly like a home to me. I’m happy to be here another four years and a lot of great things are going to happen. It’s been progress, it’s been a buildup and the addition of our new signings and a couple of other pieces, some really good things are going to happen next year.”
“This is home for me,” Harden said. “Whatever it takes we try to build and find ways to get better and that’s my focus and that’s my priority.”