James Harden Signs 4-Year, $118 Million Extension With Rockets


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