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The deal was announced after the team’s introduction of newly acquired free agents Eric Gordon and forward Ryan Anderson.
‘‘I’m truly excited more than ever,’’ Harden said.
‘‘Ever since I stepped foot in Houston, it’s nothing but love. … I’m happy to be here another four years. It’s been a progress. It’s been a build up. The addition of our new signings and a couple other pieces, good things are going to happen next year.’’
Harden, 26, arrived in Houston prior to the 2012-13 season via a trade from Oklahoma City. With the Rockets he has developed into one of the league’s premier scorers.
Under the deal his annual salary will go from $16 million to $26.5 million under the new salary cap next season, and increase incrementally over the remainder of the contract.
Harden enjoyed the best season of his career in 2015-16, averaging 29 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.