Former Sun Devil point guard James Harden signed a contract extension that will supply him $228 million through the 2022-23 season on Saturday afternoon, according to ESPN.
James Harden just agreed to the biggest contract extension in NBA history.@wojespn and @WindhorstESPN with more:https://t.co/BmrUP4IqGe— ESPN (@espn) July 8, 2017
With already $59 million left on the last two years of his contract, Harden signed a four-year $170 million dollar extension that gives him the richest contract extension in NBA history.
Harden is expected to make $37.8 million in 2019-20, then increase each year to $40.8 million, $43.8 million and finalize with $46.8 million in 2022-23, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
With a magnificent 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound point guard finished as the runner-up in the NBA’s MVP voting behind Russell Westbrook.
Coming from Artesia High School in Los Angeles, Calif, Harden earned a 97 rating from ESPN, but was No. 7 among shooting guards behind former teammate Eric Gordon and ex-NBA player OJ Mayo.
At Arizona State, Harden played two seasons where he compiled a 20.1 PPG, 4.2 APG and 5.6 RPG sophomore season that earned him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft and a trip to Oklahoma City.
Harden’s mega deal with the Houston Rockets will pay him approximately $571,000 per game through 2022-23.