James Harden and the Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year extension, the team announced Saturday. The contract is a super-maximum extension that will guarantee him $228 million through the 2022-23 season, league sources told ESPN. Harden, the runner-up for the NBA’s MVP this season, has two years and $59 million left on his current contract. The four-year extension carries a value of $170 million and is the richest extension in the NBA history.
Jamal Crawford and the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement, pending Crawford clearing waivers on Monday, according to league sources. Crawford, 37, agreed to a two-year, $8.9 million deal with a player option on the second year, sources told ESPN. Crawford reached a buyout agreement with the Atlanta Hawks Friday after he was acquired from the LA Clippers via trade. Crawford had a strong interest in playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Cavs have been in talks with 2015 draft pick Cedi Osman on coming over from the Turkish League.