James Harden entered the final year of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets (2022-2023 season is player option). The 32-year-old star was offered an extension by the team, but he turned it down.
However, it seems that he wants to position himself better and is not thinking about leaving Brooklyn. “I love it here, I feel at home. It’s nothing to worry about…For me individually, I just want to focus on this year,” Harden said, via Cassidy Hubbarth. “I don’t plan on leaving this organization.”
This season, Harden is set to earn $44.3 million. Should he exercise his player option for the 2022-2023 season, he would earn $47.4 million next year.
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