James Harden contract

Last Modified Sep 02, 2022 13:41 GMT
NameJames Edward Harden Jr.
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
PositionShooting guard
Age32 years
TeamPhiladelphia 76ers
Net worth (On-court +Off-court earnings)$74.4 million (2022)
SalaryApprox. $32,980,769

James Harden

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 a span of 8 years. As part of the Houston Rockets, he won the MVP back 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 time 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 Brooklyn Nets, which was also his preferred destination.

In the 2020-21 season Harden played a total of 44 games, and sustained an 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.

Current Contract$69 million over 2 years
Base salary (2022-23)$32,980,769
Cap hit (2022-23)$32,980,769
Dead Cap-
Yearly Cash (average)$34,320,000

How much is James Harden getting paid?

James Harden is set to earn $33,000,000 during the 2022-23 NBA season

What are the terms of James Harden's contract?

James Harden's current contract spans the 2022-23 and 2023-24 NBA season. 2023-24 is a player-option, and Harden will become an unrestricted free-agent in 2024. The contract has allows Harden the right to veto any trades in 2022, and also includes a 15% trade bonus.

How much does James Harden make a minute?

James Harden makes approximately $63 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

2023/24Philadelphia 76ers$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 4 team blockbuster deal with the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 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.

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