strikemode14 wrote:Honestly I like it from the thunder perspective. They get martin who IMHO can give you the majority of harden's production off the bench. He isn't as good harden but for the fact he is far cheaper then harden and can give you some very good production off the bench I really don't see the thunder losing that much especially since harden CHOCKED in the finals.
puffyusaf#2 wrote:I wasnt surprised!puffyusaf#2 wrote:I see him breaking out... Someone is going to overpay him to be a starter plain and simple. OKC can't afford to keep all four of those guys. Harden and Westprick are cocky enough to think they should be focal points for their teams... Yup I can see him leaving OKC.
lakerswiz wrote:IMO the Thunder made away like Bandits and Harden won't amount to anywhere near the amount of hype people are giving him.
John3:16 wrote:Doc Brown wrote:OKC just got worse IMO.
No doubt. OKC offered a fair contract. Harden screwed up, IMO.
Does no one know about Kevin Martin? The dude is always at the top of the NBA's free throw list and averages 20+ points a game. They both handle the ball adequately, Harden isn't a saint in that regard nor is Martin. Both can get to the basket with ease, Martin maybe even a little easier. There's a reason he gets to the line so much.
thkthebest wrote:I read somewhere that Houston has enough money to sign a max contract next season so Houston's plan isn't to run with Harden as the first option.
Center Court wrote:As others have said, great trade for the Thunder. Harden is not a max player. He got a very strong offer but turned it down because he wanted to eb greedy. He feels entitled because at such a young age he has had such a strong career, but LeBron took less than the max to team up with Wade/Bosh so he should have been willing to do the same to stay with KD, Westbrook, Ibaka, etc.
OKC reas the situation and responded accordingly. They got a sure thing lotto pick from Toronto in a very very deeo draft, a pick from Dallas which should be in the low 20's, a very good scorer in Martin who is also expiring, and Lamb who has some nice potential and would be a good fit next to Westbrook going forward.
Props to Presti.
I think it'll hurt them a bit this year but it sets them up great for the future
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