There will be no shortage of interest in James Harden’s services if he becomes a free agent after next season. The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year could go to of number of teams across the league and be one of their go-to guys and possibly their best player. In Oklahoma City, Harden has a very specific role. Without him playing that role, the Thunder would not have made it to the NBA Finals this season. According to Harden, it’s a role he is comfortable with and hopes to remain in for years to come.
“I’m focused on several other things right now,” Harden said according to ESPN.com. “But when the time is (right), they’ll figure (out a contract extension) and it’ll be done. This team is like a family. Like, we’re really brothers. We hang out most of the time every single day. You won’t find any other team like this. I love it here.”
With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook already two of the league’s biggest stars and both only 23 years old, you have to imagine this team is just getting s