GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.
Might as well give him part ownership too.
fatalogic wrote:Lmao that's great. Sign Harden to 220+ million then sell the team. Owner must of have looked at that repeater luxury tax bill like.
You guys aren't aware of what's really going on. Harden's extension wasn't reported in the media correctly. His raise doesn't start until the 2019-20 season at $37,800,000 million. To help put it in perspective, Harden's salary for the next 2 seasons are roughly 28M and 30M respectively. LBJ salary next year is $33.2M. Curry's salary for the next 3 seasons, $34.6, $37.4M, and $40.2M. Westbrooks extension will be higher than Harden's too, due to more years played in the league. This is the going price for top 10 players. Harden contract is fine and the Rockets aren't even over the luxury cap right now.
"Morey decided in 2007 that Steve Francis was to be the "franchise player" of the Rockets only to play what... 5 games? Morey didn't think Marc Gasol was worth a look that year,"
-baki "the Rockets fan"