James Harden

LA Clippers, Shooting Guard
Age: 34-331d (Aug 26, 1989)
Exp: 14 Years
Country: US
College: Arizona State
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2009
Agent(s): Mike Silverman, Troy Payne, Brandon Grier (Equity Sports)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$33,653,846

2024-25 Cash

$33,653,846

Career Earnings

$338,570,135

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

James Harden signed a 2 year , $70,000,000 contract with the LA Clippers, including $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $35,000,000. In 2024-25, Harden will earn a base salary of $33,653,846, while carrying a cap hit of $33,653,846 and a dead cap value of $33,653,846.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $70,000,000
Average Salary:
$35,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$70,000,000
Total GTD:
$70,000,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2024-25 35 $33,653,846 23.94% $33,653,846 $33,653,846 19.70% $33,653,846 $33,653,846 $33,653,846
2025-26 36
Player
$36,346,154 23.43% $36,346,154 $36,346,154 19.29% $36,346,154 $36,346,154 $70,000,000
2026-27 37
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2024-25 35 $33,653,846 - - $33,653,846 23.94% $33,653,846
2025-26 36
Player
$36,346,154 - - $36,346,154 23.43% $36,346,154
2026-27 37
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024-25 35 $33,653,846 $33,653,846 $33,653,846 $33,653,846 $35,000,000
2025-26 36
Player
$36,346,154 $36,346,154 $70,000,000 $35,000,000 $36,346,154
Trade Restriction: This player cannot be traded until Dec 15, 2024.
Contract Notes

  • 2025-26: Player Option (deadline 6/29/25)

Source: Spotrac

2022-2023 Free Agent

James Harden signed a 2 year , $68,640,000 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, including $68,640,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $34,320,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $68,640,000
Average Salary:
$34,320,000
GTD at Sign:
$68,640,000
Total GTD:
$68,640,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2019-2022 Designated Veteran Extension

James Harden signed a 4 year , $171,131,520 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $171,131,520 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $42,782,880.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $171,131,520
Average Salary:
$42,782,880
GTD at Sign:
$171,131,520
Total GTD:
$171,131,520
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2016-2019 Maximum Veteran Extension

James Harden signed a 4 year , $117,964,846 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $117,964,846 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $29,491,212.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $117,964,846
Average Salary:
$29,491,212
GTD at Sign:
$117,964,846
Total GTD:
$117,964,846
Signed Using:
cap-space
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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2013-2017 Designated Rookie Extension

James Harden signed a 5 year , $78,782,188 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $78,782,188 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,756,438.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $78,782,188
Average Salary:
$15,756,438
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$78,782,188
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2009-2012 Rookie

James Harden signed a 4 year , $17,835,366 contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, including $17,835,366 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,458,842.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $17,835,366
Average Salary:
$4,458,842
GTD at Sign:
$8,308,680
Total GTD:
$17,835,366
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$338,570,135

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 20
Active
$4,004,160
$4,004,160
2010 21
Active
$4,304,520
$8,308,680
2011 22
Active
$3,706,270
$12,014,950
2012 23
Active
$5,820,416
$17,835,366
All NBA (3rd)
2013 24
Active
$13,701,250
$31,536,616
All NBA (1st)
2014 25
Active
$14,728,844
$46,265,460
All NBA (1st)
2015 26
Active
$15,756,438
$62,021,898
2016 27
Active
$26,540,100
$88,561,998
All NBA (1st)
2017 28
Active
$28,299,399
$116,861,397
All NBA (1st) MVP
2018 29
Active
$30,421,854
$147,283,251
All NBA (1st)
2019 30
Active
$35,811,563
$183,094,814
All NBA (1st)
2020 31
Active
Retained
$34,190,721
$7,064,199
$217,285,535
$224,349,734
2021 32
Active
Retained
$15,024,940
$29,285,900
$239,374,674
$268,660,574
2022 33
Active
$33,000,000
$301,660,574
2023 34
Active / Player Exercised
Retained
$35,640,000
$1,269,561
$337,300,574
$338,570,135
Total      
$338,570,135
$337,300,574
$338,570,135
2024 35
Active
$33,653,846
2025 36
Active / Player
$36,346,154
Total
$408,570,135
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
20
$4,004,160
$4,004,160
$4,004,160
2010
21
$4,304,520
$4,304,520
$8,308,680
2011
22
$3,706,270
$3,706,270
$12,014,950
2012
23
$5,820,416
$5,820,416
$17,835,366
2013
24
$13,701,250
$13,701,250
$31,536,616
2014
25
$14,728,844
$14,728,844
$46,265,460
2015
26
$15,756,438
$15,756,438
$62,021,898
2016
27
$26,540,100
$26,540,100
$88,561,998
2017
28
$28,299,399
$28,299,399
$116,861,397
2018
29
$30,421,854
$30,421,854
$147,283,251
2019
30
$35,811,563
$35,811,563
$183,094,814
2020
31
$34,190,721
$7,064,199
$34,190,721
$7,064,199
$217,285,535
$224,349,734
2021
32
$15,024,940
$29,285,900
$15,024,940
$29,285,900
$239,374,674
$268,660,574
2022
33
$33,000,000
$33,000,000
$301,660,574
2023
34
$35,640,000
$1,228,966
$35,640,000
$1,269,561
$337,300,574
$338,570,135
Total
$338,529,540
$338,570,135
$337,300,574
$338,570,135
2024
35
$33,653,846
$33,653,846
2025
36
$36,346,154
$36,346,154
Total
$408,529,540
$408,570,135

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $12,014,950 - - $12,014,950
9 $178,144,063 - - $178,144,063
2 $63,476,621 - - $63,476,621
3 $49,253,906 - - $49,294,501
1 $35,640,000 - - $35,640,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 HOU Apr 02, 2017 - Apr 04, 2017 1 Wrist
2017-18 HOU Jan 03, 2018 - Jan 17, 2018 7 Hamstring
2017-18 HOU Mar 11, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 1 Knee
2017-18 HOU Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018 1 Rest
2018-19 HOU Oct 26, 2018 - Nov 02, 2018 2 Hamstring
2018-19 HOU Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 1 Neck
2019-20 HOU Dec 29, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 1 Toe
2019-20 HOU Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 28, 2020 2 Thigh
2020-21 HOU Jan 02, 2021 - Jan 03, 2021 1 Ankle
2020-21 BKN Jan 31, 2021 - Feb 01, 2021 1 Thigh
2020-21 BKN Mar 24, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021 1 Neck
2020-21 BKN Apr 01, 2021 - Apr 04, 2021 2 Hamstring
2020-21 BKN Apr 07, 2021 - May 11, 2021 18 Hamstring
2020-21 BKN May 16, 2021 - May 16, 2021 1 Hamstring
2021-22 BKN Dec 12, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 1 Rest
2021-22 BKN Dec 14, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 3 Health Protocols
2021-22 BKN Jan 10, 2022 - Jan 11, 2022 1 Knee
2021-22 BKN Jan 26, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022 1 Hamstring
2021-22 BKN Jan 29, 2022 - Jan 31, 2022 1 Hand
2021-22 BKN Feb 04, 2022 - Feb 10, 2022 3 Hamstring
2021-22 PHI Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022 3 Hamstring
2021-22 PHI Mar 05, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022 1 Injury Management
2021-22 PHI Mar 21, 2022 - Mar 21, 2022 1 Injury Management
2021-22 PHI Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 1 Knee
2022-23 PHI Nov 04, 2022 - Dec 04, 2022 14 Foot
2022-23 PHI Dec 31, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 1 Injury Management
2022-23 PHI Jan 21, 2023 - Jan 21, 2023 1 Injury Management
2022-23 PHI Mar 07, 2023 - Mar 09, 2023 1 Foot
2022-23 PHI Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023 1 Injury Management
2022-23 PHI Mar 22, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023 4 Achilles
2022-23 PHI Apr 07, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023 1 Injury Management
2022-23 PHI Apr 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 1 Injury Management
2023-24 PHI Oct 26, 2023 - Nov 01, 2023 3 Personal
2023-24 LAC Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 2 Shoulder
2023-24 LAC Apr 09, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024 2 Foot
2023-24 LAC Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 1 Foot
  • Jul 09, 2024 Signed a 2 year $70 million contract with LA Clippers (LAC) - includes 2025-26 Player Option and 15% Trade Bonus
  • Nov 01, 2023 Traded to LA (LAC) from Philadelphia (PHI) as part of a 3-team trade: LA (LAC) traded Kenyon Martin Jr., Marcus Morris Sr., Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington, 2028 1st round pick, 2029 1st round pick, 2024 2nd round pick, 2029 2nd round pick and $2 million to Philadelphia (PHI); LA (LAC) traded 2027 1st round pick and $1.1 million to Oklahoma City (OKC); Philadelphia (PHI) traded P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev to LA (LAC); Oklahoma City (OKC) traded 2026 1st round pick to Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Aug 22, 2023 Fined $100,000 for his recent comments referring to PHI president Daryl Morey as a “liar”
  • Jun 29, 2023 Exercised $35.64 million Player Option with Philadelphia (PHI) for 2023-24
  • Apr 20, 2023 Fined $2,000 for ejection during PHI-BKN game (playoff)
  • Jul 27, 2022 Signed a 2 year $68.64 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI) - includes 2023-24 Player Option
  • Jun 29, 2022 Declined $47.4 million option with Philadelphia (PHI) for 2022-23
  • Jan 14, 2021 Traded to Brooklyn (BKN) from Houston (HOU) as part of a 4-team trade: Cleveland (CLE) traded Dante Exum to Houston (HOU); Cleveland (CLE) traded 2024 2nd round pick to Indiana (IND); Houston (HOU) traded 2023 2nd round pick to Indiana (IND); Indiana (IND) traded Victor Oladipo to Houston (HOU); Brooklyn (BKN) traded Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince and Aleksandar Vezenkov to Cleveland (CLE); Brooklyn (BKN) traded 2022 1st round pick, 2024 1st round pick, 2026 1st round pick, 2022 1st round pick and Rodions Kurucs to Houston (HOU); Brooklyn (BKN) traded Caris LeVert and $2.6 million to Indiana (IND)
  • Dec 23, 2020 Fined $50,000 for violating league COVID-19 protocols
  • Feb 23, 2019 Fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing officiating following HOU-LAL game
  • Jul 08, 2017 Signed a 4 year $171 million contract extension (Designated Veteran Player Extension) with Houston (HOU)
  • Jul 09, 2016 Signed a 4 year $118 million maximum contract extension with Houston (HOU)
  • Mar 02, 2015 Suspended 1 game (forfeit $133,899) for kicking LeBron James during CLE-HOU game
  • Nov 11, 2013 Fined $5,000 for flopping (2nd violation) during LAC-HOU game
  • Oct 31, 2012 Signed a 5 year $78.78 million maximum rookie contract extension with Houston (HOU)
  • Oct 27, 2012 Traded to Houston (HOU) from Oklahoma City (OKC) with Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward, and Daequan Cook for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, two 2013 first-round draft picks and a 2013 second-round draft pick
  • Jun 27, 2011 Oklahoma City (OKC) exercised $5.8 million option for 2012-2013
  • Oct 25, 2010 Oklahoma City (OKC) exercised $4.6 million option for 2011-2012
  • Jul 06, 2009 Signed a 2 year $4.76 million contract with Oklahoma City (OKC)
  • Jun 25, 2009 Drafted by Oklahoma City (OKC): Round 1 (#3 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 11, 2013 for flopping (2nd violation) during LAC-HOU game $5,000
Dec 31, 2013 for technical foul during SAC-HOU game $2,000
Jan 22, 2014 for technical foul during SAC-HOU game $2,000
Feb 08, 2014 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game $2,000
Mar 07, 2014 for technical foul during IND-HOU game $2,000
Apr 14, 2014 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game $2,000
Nov 04, 2014 for technical foul during HOU-MIA game $2,000
Nov 22, 2014 for technical foul during DAL-HOU game $2,000
Nov 29, 2014 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game $2,000
Dec 20, 2014 for technical foul during ATL-HOU game $2,000
Mar 07, 2015 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game $2,000
May 14, 2015 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 16, 2015 for technical foul during BOS-HOU game $2,000
Jan 18, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game $2,000
Feb 23, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game $2,000
Apr 06, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-DAL game $2,000
Dec 01, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game $2,000
Dec 27, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-DAL game $2,000
Jan 20, 2017 for technical foul during GSW-HOU game $2,000
Feb 03, 2017 for technical foul during CHI-HOU game $2,000
May 01, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-SAS game (playoff) $2,000
May 05, 2017 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 23, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-MEM game $2,000
Nov 12, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-IND game $2,000
Nov 14, 2017 for technical foul during TOR-HOU game $2,000
Dec 07, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game $2,000
Dec 22, 2017 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game $2,000
Mar 22, 2018 for technical foul during DET-HOU game $3,000
Apr 07, 2018 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game $3,000
Oct 20, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game $2,000
Nov 03, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-CHI game $2,000
Nov 11, 2018 for technical foul during IND-HOU game $2,000
Nov 26, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game $2,000
Jan 05, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-POR game $2,000
Jan 21, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-PHI game $3,000
Feb 06, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-SAC game $3,000
Feb 09, 2019 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game $3,000
Feb 23, 2019 for publicly criticizing officiating following HOU-LAL game $25,000
Dec 07, 2019 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game $2,000
Dec 14, 2019 for technical foul during DET-HOU game $2,000
Dec 16, 2019 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game $2,000
Jan 08, 2020 for technical foul during HOU-ATL game $2,000
Aug 14, 2020 for technical foul during PHI-HOU game $2,000
Aug 31, 2020 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game (playoff) $2,000
Sep 06, 2020 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game (playoff) $2,000
Dec 23, 2020 for violating league COVID-19 protocols $50,000
Feb 05, 2021 for technical foul during TOR-BKN game $2,000
Feb 06, 2021 for technical foul during BKN-PHI game $2,000
Mar 26, 2021 for technical foul during BKN-DET game $2,000
Jan 23, 2022 for technical foul during BKN-MIN game $2,000
Feb 02, 2022 for technical foul during BKN-SAC game $2,000
Mar 14, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-PHI game $2,000
Nov 02, 2022 for technical foul during WAS-PHI game $2,000
Jan 25, 2023 for technical foul during BKN-PHI game $2,000
Apr 20, 2023 for ejection during PHI-BKN game (playoff) $2,000
Aug 22, 2023 for his recent comments referring to PHI president Daryl Morey as a “liar” $100,000
Jan 21, 2024 for technical foul during BKN-LAC game $2,000
Apr 07, 2024 for technical foul during CLE-LAC game $2,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Mar 02, 2015 for kicking LeBron James during CLE-HOU game 1 $133,899
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 LAC 72 72 34.3 16.6 5.1 8.5 1.1 0.8 .428 .381 .878
2022 PHI 58 58 36.8 21.0 6.1 10.7 1.2 0.5 .441 .385 .867
2021 PHI 65 65 37.2 22.0 7.7 10.3 1.2 0.6 .410 .330 .877
2020 BKN 44 43 36.5 24.6 7.9 10.8 1.2 0.8 .466 .362 .861
2019 HOU 68 68 36.5 34.3 6.6 7.5 1.8 0.9 .444 .355 .865
2018 HOU 78 78 36.7 36.1 6.6 7.5 2.0 0.7 .442 .368 .879
2017 HOU 72 72 35.4 30.4 5.4 8.7 1.8 0.7 .449 .367 .858
2016 HOU 81 81 36.4 29.1 8.1 11.2 1.5 0.5 .440 .347 .847
2015 HOU 82 82 38.1 29.0 6.1 7.5 1.7 0.6 .439 .360 .860
2014 HOU 81 81 36.8 27.4 5.7 7.0 1.9 0.7 .440 .375 .868
2013 HOU 73 73 38.0 25.4 4.7 6.1 1.6 0.4 .456 .366 .866
2012 HOU 76 38.1 25.8 4.8 5.7 1.8 0.5 .438 .372 .850
2011 OKC 64 31.2 16.8 4.1 3.7 1.0 0.2 .488 .393 .845
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