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.
Nash + Howard + Bryant + Artest + Gasol + Jamison + Meeks - Hill - Clark = 33-31? In Playoff race but lots of work left to save season, Lakers could be biggest sports bust of all time. Phil IS NOT walking through that door! D'Antoni still won't play more than 8. Dwight Howard's FT% sinking fast. Kobe's working too hard. Pau cap trade? Clark 2 Expensive 2 keep? MWP amnesty? Projected '12-'13 Record 43-39. Most...Disappointing...Ever!