Rockets Sign James Harden to Four-Year Contract Extension
Style Magazine Newswire | 7/14/2017, 7:36 a.m.
Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander announced today that the team has signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension, which will run through the 2022-23 season. The Rockets have made the playoffs in all five of Harden’s seasons with the team, while posting a winning percentage of .612. He has been named First Team All NBA in three of the past four seasons and finished second in voting for the Most Valuable Player award in both 2014-15 and 2016-17. This past season, Harden set career-highs in scoring, rebounding, and assists while helping Houston to the league’s third-best record at 55-27. He joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to have averaged at least 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in a single season. Harden totaled 2,356 points, 907 assists, and 659 rebounds in 2016-17. He became the first player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 900 assists, and 600 rebounds in a single season.