The deal keeps Harden in Houston through the 2022-23 season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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James Harden became a star in Houston, and now he's ready to call the city home. Harden signed a four-year, "supermax" extension Saturday, a whopper of a deal that guarantees Harden about $228 million over the next six seasons and makes it the richest contract in league history.Harden is coming off of his finest season. Moving to point guard for new coach Mike D'Antoni, Harden averaged 29.1 points, an NBA-leading 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds and finished second in the MVP race to former Oklahoma City teammate Russell Westbrook.With Howard gone, the Rockets put Harden at the center of everything they do on offense, and it paid off in a major way.
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