NBA Rumors: James Harden looking for 4-year contract

According to sources cited by Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, James Harden is expected to decline his player option and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 33-year-old guard is reportedly seeking a long-term deal, preferably a four-year contract.

Harden will only consider teams that offer him basketball freedom and a competitive roster. While the Rockets have long been rumored as a potential destination for the 10-time NBA All-Star, sources say that the dynamic in Philadelphia may change following the dismissal of coach Doc Rivers.