Kevin Martin is no slouch, and the Thunder also got Lamb, but I think their bench just took a HUGE hit, mainly because Kevin Martin is injury prone, 6 years older and NOT the matchup problem for Kobe that Harden was. Also Harden knows the players and the system and has produced nearly the same amount (16.8 ppg on 49%) on 10 shots per game as Kevin Martin (17.1ppg on 41%) did on 13.5 shots.
Thunder add aggregate talent but lose individual talent. Harden was up and coming, Martin is on the decline...it will be interesting to see how this changes match-ups/dynamics.
The End is nigh. Time for a total Cut and Shuffle. Kobe contract was a mistake...time to avoid making more. The future is here, whether we want it to be or not. An era is over, but for the death rattle, and it's time for the cycle to begin anew. Growth and change are scary and painful, but alas...nothing worth achieving comes easily.