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James Harden to Rockets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    For Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, per Woj twitter.

    Harden reportedly turned down a four-year, $52million extension with OKC.
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Assuming they max out Harden, the Rockets are going to be in luxury tax hell in two years after that poison pill contract they gave Omer Asik.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Uh, wow.

    Makes the Thunder weaker, I think. On the other hand, if you're picking two of their Big 3 to go forward with, I think it's smart to pick Westbrook to pair with Durant, even with some of the issues he's had. Harden is fantastic, Manu-like. But the Lakers series and the Finals showed he can be taken out of a game or series.
  4. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Woj adds that Rockets also get Cole Aldridge, Lazr Hayward and Daquan Cook, while giving up "significant draft picks" to OKC.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Unless the Rockets own someone else's pick(s), they're going to be good enough for their own picks to not be worth too much.
  6. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently, they are Dallas and Toronto's 2013 first-rounders. Don't know what protections exist...but both could be in lottery.
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    That Raptors pick could be intriguing, assuming no protections. Mavericks pick will be late first round.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Does anyone in the country own their beat like Woj?
  9. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    If you factor in writing ability, I don't think so.
  10. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Asik, Lin, Harden - THE NEW BIG 3!!
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The Rockets now have two of my least favorite players: Jeremy Lin and James Harden. UGH!!
  12. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Hardin has the same agent as kobe. Move Hardin, weaken the competition. Take care of your #1 guy.
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