James Harden has signed a four-year, $118 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets.
He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-18 season.
The move Saturday comes after a frustrating season for the Rockets, who were ousted by Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. They fired Kevin McHale after a 4-7 start, and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff went 37-34 the rest of the way.
A year ago, Houston reached the Western Conference Finals and Harden finished second in MVP voting.
SOURCE: AP – Kristie Rieken