James Harden
Shooting Guard
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2009
Experience: 12 Years
College: Arizona State
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $171,131,520 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$42,782,880 Free Agent:2023 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
2019 Contract details by year 29 $38,199,000 $38,199,000
2020 Contract details by year 30 $41,254,920 $41,254,920
2021 Contract details by year 31 $44,310,840 $44,310,840
2022 Contract details by year 32 $47,366,760 $47,366,760
Contract Notes:
  • 2022-23: Player Option (deadline 6/29/22)
  • 15% Trade Kicker [voided via HOU-BKN trade]
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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
2015-2016 Player Cash Earnings $15,756,438 - - $15,756,438
2016-2017 Player Cash Earnings $26,540,100 - - $26,540,100
2017-2018 Player Cash Earnings $28,299,399 - - $28,299,399
2018-2019 Player Cash Earnings $30,421,854 - - $30,421,854
2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $35,811,563 - - $35,811,563
2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $34,190,721 - - $34,190,721
2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,064,199 - - $7,064,199
2021-2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,024,940 - - $15,024,940
2021-2022 Player Cash Earnings $29,285,900 - - $29,285,900
2022-2023 Player Cash Earnings $47,366,760 - - $47,366,760
16 seasons $316,027,334 - - $316,027,334

Cap Hit

#1
Shooting Guard
#1
Philadelphia 76ers
#2
NBA

AAV

#1
Shooting Guard
#8
NBA

Cash

#1
Shooting Guard
#2
NBA
  • Mar 14 2022

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DEN-PHI game

  • Feb 2 2022

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-SAC game

  • Jan 23 2022

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-MIN game

  • Mar 26 2021

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-DET game

  • Feb 6 2021

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-PHI game

  • Feb 5 2021

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-BKN game

  • 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, Aleksandar Vezenkov and Taurean Prince to Cleveland (CLE); Brooklyn (BKN) traded Rodions Kurucs, 2022 1st round pick, 2026 1st round pick, 2024 1st round pick and 2022 1st round pick 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

  • Sep 6 2020

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game (playoff)

  • Aug 31 2020

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game (playoff)

  • Aug 14 2020

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during PHI-HOU game

  • Jan 8 2020

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-ATL game

  • Dec 16 2019

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game

  • Dec 14 2019

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DET-HOU game

  • Dec 7 2019

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game

  • Feb 23 2019

    Fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing officiating following HOU-LAL game

  • Feb 9 2019

    Fined $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game

  • Feb 6 2019

    Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-SAC game

  • Jan 21 2019

    Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-PHI game

  • Jan 5 2019

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-POR game

  • Nov 26 2018

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game

  • Nov 11 2018

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during IND-HOU game

  • Nov 3 2018

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-CHI game

  • Oct 20 2018

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game

  • Apr 7 2018

    Fined $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game

  • Mar 22 2018

    Fined $3,000 for technical foul during DET-HOU game

  • Dec 22 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game

  • Dec 7 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game

  • Nov 14 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-HOU game

  • Nov 12 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-IND game

  • Oct 23 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MEM game

  • Jul 8 2017

    Signed a 4 year $171 million contract extension (Designated Veteran Player Extension) with Houston (HOU)

  • May 5 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-HOU game (playoff)

  • May 1 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-SAS game (playoff)

  • Feb 3 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CHI-HOU game

  • Jan 20 2017

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-HOU game

  • Dec 27 2016

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DAL game

  • Dec 1 2016

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game

  • Jul 9 2016

    Signed a 4 year $118 million maximum contract extension with Houston (HOU)

  • Apr 6 2016

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DAL game

  • Feb 23 2016

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game

  • Jan 18 2016

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game

  • Nov 16 2015

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-HOU game

  • May 14 2015

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game (playoff)

  • Mar 7 2015

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game

  • Mar 2 2015

    Suspended 1 game (forfeit $133,899) for kicking LeBron James during CLE-HOU game

  • Dec 20 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during ATL-HOU game

  • Nov 29 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game

  • Nov 22 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-HOU game

  • Nov 4 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIA game

  • Mar 7 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during IND-HOU game

  • Feb 8 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-MIL game

  • Jan 22 2014

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-HOU game

  • Dec 31 2013

    Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-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 6 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)

  • Jun 25 2009

    Drafted by Oklahoma City (OKC): Round 1 (#3 overall)