NBA free agency: James Harden to get 4-year, $228M extension

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have agreed on the largest contract extension in NBA history, which will keep the All-Star in Houston through the 2022-23 season.
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Game Butch Goring Jersey The Rockets guard signed a four-year extension with the organization, team owner Leslie Alexander announced Saturday.

Houston is home for me, Harden said. Mr. Alexander has shown he is fully committed to winning and my teammates and I are going to keep putting in the work to get better and compete for the title.

Hayward had spent his entire career with the Jazz before this offseason. Hayward’s decision may have salted some wounds in Utah because he seemingly gave them hope he would return.

LeBron James did the same thing to the Cavaliers before ultimately laving for the Heat. Had Hayward just come out and stated his desire to play for the Celtics, controversy could have been avoided.

In regards to Booker’s comment, Hayward will not be expected to be the man in Boston, and that is just fine. Most of the best teams in the NBA have multiple stars expected to contribute. It is not a flaw in Hayward’s personality to want to play for a contender.

While Hayward certainly put a brighter spotlight on himself by choosing the Celtics, he has the game to silence critics and lead Boston to another deep postseason run.

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