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James Harden told reporters he has no intention to sign a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets in the foreseeable future.

The Nets want to agree to contract extensions with both Harden and Kyrie Irving as soon as possible. And if that happened before the start of the season in mid-October, it would be great. Yet, the NBA superstar will not rush to make his decision.

“What I want to know is that I’m in the right mindset and know for sure I want to be in Brooklyn, ultimately, for the rest of my career,” Harden said, via Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports.

“I have talked with Sean and Joe and I don’t see myself anywhere else, honestly. I am taking my time with it, there’s no rush and, I want to bring a championship to the city,” Harden added, via Sean Deveney of Heavy.

For the time being, it seems this decision will not affect his status with the title contenders. Harden wants to remain with Brooklyn, but may be in search for a more lucrative deal. The veteran guard has a player option for the 2022/23 season. Therefore, he may opt out and re-sign with the Nets next offseason.

What is certain is that James Harden has his sights set on leading Brooklyn to the championship. With the trio of Kevin Durant, Irving and Harden healthy, the Nets are in pole position in their quest for the title.