James Harden Contract

Last Modified Feb 26, 2024 18:55 GMT
James Harden Contract
James Harden


NameJames Edward Harden Jr.
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
PositionShooting guard
Age34 years
TeamLos Angeles Clippers
Net worth (On-court +Off-court earnings)$200 million (2024)
Salary$35,640,000 (2023/24)


One of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, James Harden is a former league MVP who started his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder with Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant as his teammates. He was then traded after 3 seasons to the Houston Rockets where he emerged as a superstar and became the face of the franchise for 8 years. As part of the Houston Rockets, he won the MVP in 2018 and led the league in scoring in 3 consecutive seasons from 2018 to 2020.


The Houston Rockets built a contending team around James Harden but were unable to make it to the NBA Finals in that period. The failure to get past the eventual champions LA Lakers in the 2020 NBA Playoffs was probably the final nail in the coffin.


Houston Rockets exit from the Orlando Bubble, eventually led to James Harden asking for a trade at the start of the 2020 offseason. After a long extended saga all offseason, Houston was left with no other option but to pull the plug on this experiment and ship the Beard to the Brooklyn Nets, which was also his preferred destination.


In the 2020-21 season, Harden played a total of 44 games and sustained a hamstring injury in the playoffs. Harden started the 2021-22 season with the Nets and played 44 games before getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline. The 76ers unloaded Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond.


Harden averaged 22.5/8/10.5 with the Nets and averaged 21/7/10.5 with the 76ers in the regular season. Harden declined his $47 million player option on his $171 million contract signed originally with the Rockets and resigned with the 76ers for a 2-year, $69 million contract with a player option in the final year. As of October 31, 2023, he has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.


Current Contract$69 million over 2 years
Base salary (2022-23)$35,640,000
Cap hit (2022-23)$35,640,000
Dead Cap-
Yearly Cash (average)$34,320,000


How much is James Harden getting paid?


James Harden is set to earn $35,640,000 during the 2023-24 NBA season. With his trade to the Clippers now final, the details regarding his existing contract are yet to be announced.


What are the terms of James Harden's contract?


James Harden's current contract spans the 2022-23 and 2023-24 NBA seasons. There was a player option for the 2023-24 season which Harden already exercised.


James Harden will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.


How much does James Harden make a minute?


James Harden makes approximately 68 dollars/minute.


How much of James Harden's contract is guaranteed?


For Harden's latest contract, $68,640,000 is guaranteed at signing.


James Harden's salary/contract History


SEASONTEAMSALARY
2023/24Los Angeles Clippers$35,619,231 (estimated)
2022/23Philadelphia 76ers$32,980,769 (estimated)
2021/22Brooklyn Nets/Philadelphia 76ers$44,310,840
2020/21Brooklyn Nets$41,254,920
2019/20Houston Rockets$38,199,000 ($38,445,663*)
2018/19Houston Rockets$30,570,000 ($31,274,596*)
2017/18Houston Rockets$28,299,399 ($29,783,022*)
2016/17Houston Rockets$26,540,100 ($28,387,747*)
2015/16Houston Rockets$15,719,062 ($16,981,063*)
2014/15Houston Rockets$14,693,906 ($15,893,250*)
2013/14Houston Rockets$13,668,750 ($15,090,802*)
2012/13Houston Rockets$5,820,416 ($6,538,691*)
2011/12Oklahoma City Thunder$4,604,760 ($5,259,094*)
2010/11Oklahoma City Thunder$4,304,520 ($5,091,149*)
2009/10Oklahoma City Thunder$4,054,160 ($4,845,545*)


Who did the Brooklyn Nets trade for James Harden?


The Brooklyn Nets were involved in a four-team blockbuster deal with the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Indiana Pacers to bring James Harden to their already stacked roster. They sent center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince to the Cavs.


The blockbuster package the Nets sent to the Rockets included Caris LeVert, Rodions Kurucs, and the first-round draft picks in 2022, 2024, and 2026 plus the right to swap first-round picks in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027. The Rockets also received Dante Exum and a 2022 first-round pick from the Cavs (via the Bucks). They turned around and then shipped LeVert to the Pacers for two-time All-Star guard Victor Oladipo and a future second-round pick.


Who did the Philadelphia 76ers trade for James Harden?


The 76ers traded Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond along with an unprotected 2022 first-round draft pick and an unprotected 2027 first-round draft pick. The Brooklyn Nets sent James Harden and Paul Milsap.


Who did the Los Angeles Clippers trade for James Harden?


The Clippers have been involved in a multi-player trade with the 76ers where Harden was traded to the LA-based team along with P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev. In exchange, Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nic Batum, and KJ Martin have all gone the other way. In addition to this, the 76ers have received one first round, and two second-round picks for the 2028 NBA draft as well as a 2029 pick swap and an additional first-round pick which will come from a third team.


Also, check out: LeBron James' Contract Breakdown




FAQs

A. James Harden's net worth is around $200 million as of 2024.

A. James Harden is currently on a 2-year $68,640,000 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. On November 1st, 2024, Harden was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

A. James Harden was born in Los Angeles, California in 1989.

A. James Harden has played 14 seasons in the NBA. The 2023-24 season will be his 15th season.

A. James Harden is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall.

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