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James Harden Gets Record-Setting Contract Extension From Houston Rockets

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He's coming off one of the best offensive seasons you'll see, recording 29.1 points and a league-best 11.2 assists per game. Houston was in the midst of a major transition, hiring new coach Mike D'Antoni, handing out big contracts to Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson, and seeking to establish a new style that further emphasized Harden's unique combination of scoring and playmaking.

Harden joined Golden State's Stephen Curry this summer as the only $200 million dollar men in the National Basketball Association.

According to ESPN, the supermaximum deal is worth a whopping $228million and is the largest contract extension in National Basketball Association history.

Harden's progressing toward adding four years onto Houston current deal, an extension that could guarantee him $228M through 2022-23 season.

James Harden became a star in Houston, and now he's ready to call the city home. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houston's aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try to make a run at the Golden State Warriors.

James Harden can buy a whole lot more beard conditioner now.

The Knicks and Rockets had been in talks stretching back several days, but reports indicated that they slowed down ahead of Harden's extension. The Houston Rockers superstar just signed the biggest National Basketball Association contract extension, ever.

"It's my pleasure to announce we've reached agreement with James Harden on a long term contract extension".

The Rockets have made the playoffs all five years with Harden on the team, with an impressive winning percentage of.612.

He added that Harden's "incredible work ethic, desire to win, and passion to be the best" make him "the flawless leader in our pursuit of another championship".

The Knicks' acquisition of Hardaway Jr., to the staggering deal is expected to trigger a renewed willingness to work with the Houston Rockets on trade scenarios to unload Carmelo Anthony, league sources told ESPN. Houston proposed the deal assuming a $108 million salary cap by the 2019-20 season.