The Houston Rockets recently made an announcement stating that James Harden has signed a four-year contract extension. Harden is all set to play with the Rockets right through the 2022-23 season. The four-year contract is worth $170 million, and including his current deal is $228 million, which is the biggest contract in NBA history.

Last July Harden signed a $118 million contract with the Rockets, and he became qualified for the selected player veteran extension. Looking at James Harden's contract with the Houston Rockets, he has the potential to earn $228 million in total until the end of his contract.

It seems that Harden has established himself and settled with his team for the next six years.

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander praises James Harden

There is no doubt that Harden has displayed incredible passion when it comes to basketball. He has been one of the best players on the team with a desire to win. His playing ability and skills have made him a unique and talented superstar in the NBA. James Harden's teammates have shown a lot of love as have the Rockets' fans. In fact, the Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander praised Harden for his commitment he has shown to the organization.

Alexander stated that dedication has made Harden the perfect player, and his contribution to the city of Houston makes him the right leader in their race of another championship.

According to the Bleacher Report, he will earn $28.3 million next season on the grounds of his 2016 extension. During the 2018-19 season, he will get additional $30.4 million.

The Rockets are also interested in Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is one player who has been sought after by many teams. While the New York Knicks has many teams that are interested in acquiring their All-Star player, it turns out that the Rockets are one of the frontrunners for obtaining Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks after the offseason changes on the team so far.

Despite various rumors, Anthony has remained with the Knicks, but now it looks like the superstar might be interested in finally moving on from the Knicks. The 33-year-old NBA star said he wanted to remain with the Knicks but he also stated that he would listen if the organization wanted him to waive his no-trade clause in a trade to either the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now it is up to the Houston Rockets to put together a trade package that would entice the New York Knicks and Carmello Anthony to accept the move.