James Harden has a decision to make.
Is he ok being the 3rd wheel of as Championship caliber team or does he want to be the #1 on a team that might not be as talented?
Surprisingly, he is saying he is comfortable with his spot on the Thunder.
James Harden said Saturday that he “loves it” with the Thunder and expects a contract extension to be worked out between his agent and Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti.
“This team is like a family,” Harden said. “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.”
“This is something special here,” Harden said. “A dynasty is being built here. So we’re winning, we’re having fun and we’re brothers. The other stuff, you can’t buy it.”
He was awful during the NBA Finals, but if anything that showed how valuable he is to the Thunder. The path to getting back to the Finals and winning a title will be easier if he signs long term.
He is saying all the politically correct things now, we will see if that changes if they don’t want to give him max contract.