Vasashi17 wrote:^^ I don't think they will unless its for low salary type players (which are either rookies still on their rookie contracts or no so good NBA players). I think they simply let Kmart expire and go add to their roster through the draft. That's been Presti's specialty and plus the owner doesn't want to pay taxes.
What they could do is use one of their 1st round picks to deal away a bad contract (Perk?)...now that would be interesting. I guess it remains to be seen just how much their owner is willing to spend. At times like this, you just appreciate Buss that much more.
Weezy wrote:Snake Eyes wrote:Kevin Martin and James Harden are not that different statistically. The only major difference is at the three point line.
Statistics tell very little of the story here. Martin is always injured, and has never played in a significant game I can remember. Harden was a huge piece of OKC, he had a bad Finals, but before that he was clutch all playoffs, if take Harden over Martin every time. Seems like kind of a weak trade for OKC to me, unless Lamb is betted than anticipated.
38% of Harden's shots were in the restricted area last year. Martin? 14%.
Tobias Funke wrote:So Vash, you're saying this all went down because OKC didn't want to offer a 5th year? Im not the go-to guy for info on contracts to say the least.
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Hearing a lot about Lin, Asik contracts. Keep in mind, Rockets still have room for another max FA next summer, even after Harden gets max.
Snake Eyes wrote:Kevin Martin and James Harden are not that different statistically. The only major difference is at the three point line.
According to @mySynergySports, Kevin Martin is in the 16th percentile for defense (terrible). Harden is 61st percentile, which is good
Tobias Funke wrote:So OKC could have offered him a 5 year deal at lets say $68M? Interesting.
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