|Name||James Edward Harden Jr.|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Net worth||Approx $171 million|
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.
With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving next to him, James Harden believes that this is his best chance at winning that much-awaited 1st NBA Championship.
|Current contract||$171 million over 4 years|
How long is James Harden's contract?
James Harden has a 4-year contract worth over $171 million dollars. The contract runs through 2021-22 season with a player option for the 2022-23 season.
When did James Harden sign his contract?
James Harden signed his contract in the 2012-13 season when he joined the Houston Rockets and then in 2018 agreed to a $118 million 4-year extension.
Is James Harden a free agent?
James Harden is not a free agent but will become one if he chooses to opt-out in the final year of his contract and enters the free agency market.
James Harden's contract History
|2019/20||Houston Rockets||$38,199,000 ($38,445,663*)|
|2018/19||Houston Rockets||$30,570,000 ($31,274,596*)|
|2017/18||Houston Rockets||$28,299,399 ($29,783,022*)|
|2016/17||Houston Rockets||$26,540,100 ($28,387,747*)|
|2015/16||Houston Rockets||$15,719,062 ($16,981,063*)|
|2014/15||Houston Rockets||$14,693,906 ($15,893,250*)|
|2013/14||Houston Rockets||$13,668,750 ($15,090,802*)|
|2012/13||Houston Rockets||$5,820,416 ($6,538,691*)|
|2011/12||Oklahoma City Thunder||$4,604,760 ($5,259,094*)|
|2010/11||Oklahoma City Thunder||$4,304,520 ($5,091,149*)|
|2009/10||Oklahoma City Thunder||$4,054,160 ($4,845,545*)|
James Harden's current and future salaries
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.
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