Re: OKC trades James Harden
That may be true, maybe he didn’t want to be the 3rd option for OKC anymore and now that he is with HOU, he will be their number 1 guy? I don’t know if he was beefin with one of his teammates like Ray was with Rondo, it seemed he was cool with his teammates especially with Westbrook and Durant. I think it was more of a money issue because he wanted a MAX contract but the offer OKC proposed was short of that so I guess he wasn’t willing to make that sacrifice for the team:shrug:. But like you said sooner or later we will find out more to why this happened…
Originally Posted by Boa Hancock
That’s what I’m saying; those picks could turn out to be some solid players. I agree, there is no doubt that Harden was the most valuable player in the trade but with the addition of Jeremy Lamb, 2 future 1st round picks and a 2nd round that could be future solid players, and imo OKC got the biggest 2012 NBA draft steal in Perry Jones… the OKC Thunder’s future is looking bright if those players have positive development.
Originally Posted by Germanicus
In my honest opinion, I don’t know if the OKC Thunder could beat a healthy LAL this year if they were to meet in the playoffs. Before this trade I thought OKC would beat them if they were to play each other in a 7 game series but now I don’t know because the Thunder lost arguably their best distributor on the team. I think this trade will benefit the Thunder in the future but in this upcoming year they might not have enough to make it to the finals and win it.
Originally Posted by THEwildcat
But you see, even if Kevin Martin averages the same amount of points that Harden averaged, his production/importance still wouldn’t be similar to Harden’s imo. Harden on numerous occasions hit big shots for OKC plus he was probably their best distributor which I don’t really see Martin filling in that role. Westbrook is a scoring PG but he needs to do a better job feeding other players especially Durant because they aren’t going have Harden to do that for them anymore. I agree with you on the OKC’s future part which is why for now I think OKC received the better deal.
I don’t know what the f*ck the Rockets was thinking paying all of that money to Lin and Osik. Lin isn’t a bum, he is actually a solid player who can improve but I don’t think they should of paid him that much. And as far as signing Omar Asik to a 3 year, $25.1 million dollar contract… no comment.
I think HOU showed that their mindset is winning now, they overpaid some players and basically gave away some of their future. Time will tell who the definitive winner in this trade will be but for now I am going with OKC.
BTW, nice avatar