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James Harden (OKC) traded to Rockets (HOU)


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#11 theyhateme45

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

If that is the case, does that mean he wanted out of OKC? Something to think about.


He wanted a Max deal and nothing less... OKC did not want to give him max because it would effect their upcoming luxury tax penalty under the new cba... they also felt that all the other players on the team made some sacrifice so he should to.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Pencil the Lakers for #1 in the West.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

Thank you OKC -


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Thank you OKC -


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lol, this trade will make the Thunder much, MUCH better. Glad Laker fans are thinking one and done.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

lol, this trade will make the Thunder much, MUCH better. Glad Laker fans are thinking one and done.


Keep telling yourself that. Trading the sixth man of the year doesn't make you a better team. See 2011 Lakers for reference.....

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

lol, this trade will make the Thunder much, MUCH better. Glad Laker fans are thinking one and done.


ROFL, yes trading an all star talent for an aging Kevin Martin who is one of the worst defensive players in the NBA, and doesn't attack the rim anymore (he's super inefficient) will definitely make OKC better. Maybe in the long run if the Toronto pick ends up being good and if Lamb turns out to be good. A lot of if's.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

Like I said, it won't help this year. But it will make the Thunder a much better team in the long run, which is what I care about more than just a few good years. So I still stand by my statement.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Like I said, it won't help this year. But it will make the Thunder a much better team in the long run, which is what I care about more than just a few good years. So I still stand by my statement.


Well I understand where you're coming from. IF those draft picks (especially the Raptors draft pick) pan out and IF Lamb develops well then it's a good trade for OKC. There are just too many if's to say that they are a "much better team in the long run" though. Just my opinion on the matter.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Well I understand where you're coming from. IF those draft picks (especially the Raptors draft pick) pan out and IF Lamb develops well then it's a good trade for OKC. There are just too many if's to say that they are a "much better team in the long run" though. Just my opinion on the matter.


Yeah, I like the upside of lamb, the main reason I say OKC won the trade was because Harden wasn't staying after this year. That was made pretty public. OKC lost a lot of leverage and STILL were able to get a very substantial amount. Thats the main reason I liked the trade.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

FYI I really like Lamb. I've been saying for awhile now (well before the draft) that Lamb was going to be the best SG to come out of that draft. Better than Beal, Waiters, Ross, etc. I also like Perry Jones as well. The Thunder are definitely promising now and for the future.


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