James Harden

Shooting Guard Age: 25 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2009 College: Arizona State Agent(s): Robert T. Pelinka
  • Current Contract

    James Harden signed a 5 year / $78,782,188 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $78,782,188 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,756,438. In 2015-16, Harden will earn a base salary of $15,756,438. Harden has a cap hit of $15,756,438 while his dead money value is $50,352,094.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $78,782,188
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $15,756,438
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2013-14 Contract details by year 23 $13,701,250 $13,701,250 $78,782,188
    2014-15 Contract details by year 24 $14,728,844 $14,728,844 $65,080,938
    2015-16 Contract details by year 25 $15,756,438 $15,756,438 $50,352,094
    2016-17 Contract details by year 26 $16,784,031 $16,784,031 $34,595,656
    2017-18 Contract details by year 27 $17,811,625 $17,811,625 $17,811,625
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • maximum rookie extension
    • Note: Salaries may increase annually based on adjusted maxmimum salaries for that year's cap.
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases, Basketball Insiders & ShamSports.

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2012Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $17,835,366
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $4,458,842
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 0 /
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead
    2009-10 Contract details by year 19 $4,004,160 $4,004,160 -
    2010-11 Contract details by year 20 $4,304,520 $4,304,520 -
    2011-12 Contract details by year 21 $3,706,270 $4,604,760 -
    2012-13 Contract details by year 22 $5,820,416 $5,820,416 -
    2013-14 Contract details by year 23 $7,636,385 $7,636,385 -
    • 2011 Club Option exercised
    • 2011 82 game salary $4,604,760
    • 2012 Club Option exercised
    • 2013 Qualifying Offer voided, contract extension signed with Houston
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2009-2010 Player Cash Earnings $4,004,160 - - - $4,004,160
    2010-2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,304,520 - - - $4,304,520
    2011-2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,706,270 - - - $3,706,270
    2012-2013 Player Cash Earnings $5,820,416 - - - $5,820,416
    2013-2014 Player Cash Earnings $13,701,250 - - - $13,701,250
    2014-2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,728,844 - - - $14,728,844
    Est. Earnings (6 seasons) $46,265,460 - - - $46,265,460
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    05/14/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game (playoff)
    03/07/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game
    03/02/2015 Player contract details by year Striking/Kicking/Kneeing 1 game $133,899 for kicking LeBron James during CLE-HOU game
    12/20/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ATL-HOU game
    11/29/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game
    11/22/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-HOU game
    11/04/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIA game
    04/14/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game
    03/07/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during IND-HOU game
    02/08/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game
    01/22/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-HOU game
    12/31/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-HOU game
    11/11/2013 Player contract details by year Flopping $5,000 for flopping (2nd violation) during LAC-HOU game
    $1 $160,899
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how James Harden ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($15,756,438) Rank
    NBA: #15
    Western: #0
    Western Southwest: #0
    Houston Rockets: #2
    Shooting Guard: #3

    Total Cash ($15,756,438) Rank
    NBA: #15
    Shooting Guard: #3

    Average Annual ($15,756,438) Rank
    NBA: #16
    Shooting Guard: #4