James Harden's long-term NBA future could be decided within a few weeks depending on whether he can agree upon a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“Of course I want to be here,” said Harden.

The Thunder have presented an offer and the sides are still talking.

Harden asserted that he doesn't need a max contract and believes a deal will be done by the October 31st deadline.

“That's why I'm not too worried about it,” he said.

Russell Westbrook saved the Thunder a little over $3 million per year by taking less than a max.

“I think we have something special here,” Westbrook said. “The organization. The fans. I don't think there's a team in the league that's like it.”