Harden agrees to 5-year, $78.6 million extension
This is the game I am most excited about watching tonight.The Rockets reached agreement with guard James Harden on a max contract extension Wednesday, shortly before the deadline to reach a deal and prevent Harden from becoming a free agent after the season, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
Harden, who agreed to a deal worth $78.6 million over five years, said he was not concerned about getting the deal completed before tonight’s season opener against the Pistons.
“I tried not to worry about it,” Harden said. “Even when I was in Oklahoma City trying to get it done, my focus was on just trying to get better and doing my job. My focus is between these lines, trying to better my basketball game. I knew it would get done. I have a game and I’m ready.”