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James Harden - PG/SG, 6'5, 220
Houston Rockets - Acquired via trade in October 2012
       Date of birth: 08/26/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2009
     Out of: Arizona State
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Left

2009 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Oklahoma City.
6th July, 2009 NBA Signed four year, $18,733,857 rookie scale contract with Oklahoma City. Included team options for 2011/12 and 2012/13.
25th October, 2010 NBA Oklahoma City exercised 2011/12 team option.
27th June, 2011 NBA Oklahoma City exercised 2012/13 team option.
27th October, 2012 NBA Traded by Oklahoma City, along with Lazar Hayward, Cole Aldrich and Daequan Cook, to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two protected 2013 first round picks (#12, 2013, Steven Adams; #21, 2014, Mitch McGary) and a 2013 second round pick (#32, Alex Abrines).
31st October, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed five year, $78,782,188 extension with Houston.
9th July, 2016 NBA Signed a four year, $117,964,846 extension with Houston. Concurrently re-negotiated 2016/17 salary upwards by $9,756,068 and 2017/18 salary upwards by $10,487,773 , which are both included in the $17.55 million figure. Extension included player option for 2019/20 season.
7th July, 2017 NBA Signed a four year, $169,344,000 extension with Houston. Included player option for 2022/23. Concurrently declined 2019/20 player option.
When: Where:
2007 - 2009 Arizona State (NCAA)
June 2009 - October 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2012 - present Houston Rockets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

James Harden
PG/SG, 6’5, 220lbs, 27 years old, 8 years of experience

The idea he could double his assists total from 2015/16 seemed ludicrously far-fetched. Turns out it wasn't. Harden managed the point guard transition pretty seamlessly, his role to full-time point guard from primary playmaker necessitating subtle but important shifts in his usage, shifts perhaps best evidenced by his career-high 34.2% usage rate. He even tried a bit harder defensively, albeit still with the occasional rest possessions that look so bad on YouTube.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $91.4 million. The hub of everything.

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