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    Rumor Harden traded to Rockets (?)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade star guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Rockets sent Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future draft considerations to the Thunder for Harden, sources told Y! Sports. Along with Harden, the Thunder will send Cole Aldridge, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook to the Rockets.

    As part of the deal, the Thunder will receive "significant" future draft picks from Houston, a source told Y! Sports.

    Contract extension talks between the Thunder and Harden broke down, and Thunder GM Sam Presti moved quickly to trade the guard.
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    Nba Logo OT: James Harden traded to Rockets

    Not Knicks related BUT


    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden, Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin and future draft picks, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

    The Thunder were unable to come to terms with their star swingman Harden on a contract extension and chose to break up their star trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Harden.

    The deal was reported earlier by Yahoo! Sports.

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    Originally Posted by NYk_Reloaded718
    Not Knicks related BUT


    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden, Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin and future draft picks, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

    The Thunder were unable to come to terms with their star swingman Harden on a contract extension and chose to break up their star trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Harden.

    The deal was reported earlier by Yahoo! Sports.

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    We just made the same thread, my man. lol

    Thunder just made a downgrade, IMO.

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    We just made the same thread, my man. lol

    Thunder just made a downgrade, IMO.
    OH lol My fault bro i didn't see the thread Mod's can you delete this thread or Move it to meloformayors thread when one of you have the time

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    I agree the Thunder did downgrade but it's not a complete MAJOR downgrade they got some OK pieces back + Future draft picks and i believe Martin is expiring soon (he could be used as a trade chip)

    The Rockets will have a back court of LIn & Harden wow not bad at all..their front court is still pretty weak IMO though.

    It's a interesting trade but the Rockets are the winners here too me.

    OVERALL if you look at this trade and the players and picks involved in it this is a good trade for both sides

    Pick details

    OKC receive the Mavericks' 2013 first-round pick. (top 20 protected until 2017)

    OKC receive the Raptors' 2013 first-round pick (Top 3 protected and 15-30 in 2013, top 2 protected and 15-30 in 2014 and '15, Top 1 protected and 15-30 in 2016 and '17, and unprotected in 2018
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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
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    i just read all the details

    Chris Broussard said the team got worse and other reporters keep saying this increases the chance of a Lakers Heat finals but i beg to differ

    the Thunder got Kevin Martin who is a legit SG who consistently averages over 20 ppg....they got Jeremy Lamb who was a top Big East player and can score as a lotto pick....Thunder also got a 1st round pick via CHARLOTTE which means a def top 5 pick next year....plus another 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick....for someone they were using as their 6th man

    I like James Harden but he reminds me of Eric Gordon. Asking for max money when he isn't there yet. Harden should be a starter and might be a consistent all star but the Thuner just made their future scarier. They might have gone down short term, but long term this was fantastic

    Rockets made a good deal too. The pressure is no longer just on J Lin now and Harden with Lin is a great young backcourt for the future. Parsons, Patterson and Asik are good players that will play their roles well. Harden is the rocket's Melo while Lin is the Felton....not bad.


    Will Rockets make the playoffs? Hard to say. Prob not. The T wolves improved and should make it. Suns look pretty good and have a well rounded starting lineup that is as young as Houston.

    Might be another crap shoot between the Rockets and Suns at the end of the year to see who gets the 8th spot.

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    Harden is overrated.. The Thunder won this trade by a landslide. WOW.. Getting a very good scorer in Lamb to replace Harden PLUS Jeremy Lamb, a prospect with a TON of upside ANNNNNNND Multiple draft picks.. Rockets management is weak

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    Harden is overrated.. The Thunder won this trade by a landslide. WOW.. Getting a very good scorer in Lamb to replace Harden PLUS Jeremy Lamb, a prospect with a TON of upside ANNNNNNND Multiple draft picks.. Rockets management is weak
    Both teams got better. Martin won't get better and the Rockets are a young team looking for upside and they found that in Harden.

    Harden is not worth the money but if he stays and turns into a multiple allstar then it is worth it.

    The main thing for Houston is they just took a lot of pressure off of Jeremy Lin. Harden has star power and Martin doesn't have that.

    Harden should be a starter anyways.

    But the Thunder won out. Getting a 20 ppg scorer in Martin. A solid bench in Lamb, Sefolosha, and Jones. Cap relief plus another 1st round and 2nd round pick....DAMN

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    The Rockets have until October 31st to get Harden to sign otherwise he's a free agent in the Summer. Houston will definitely offer him a max contract, so the only reason he wouldn't sign is if he thinks their team is going to be garbage.

    Not sure how excited I'd be about having almost 50 million locked up with Lin, Asik, and Harden in 2 years, but it would only be for that year and I guess you got to do what you got to do when you are a desperate franchise. At some point, Houston's rampage of overspending to the nth degree has to catch up with them.

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    Harden is definitely a better all around player then KMart Jr...Lamb has potential though. Still, i think Kobe is the real winner here

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    I just read a 4 page feature on Harden in ESPN Mag stating his importance to the Thunder on the court and in the locker room too. This is one of those rare basketball trades that work for both teams. Bottom line is that Harden wanted max cat money, which he knew he wouldn't get from OKC, so this was just academic. OKC arguably has the best front office in the league and there was no way in hell they were going to stand pat knowing Harden wouldn't be on team next season. We saw what happened in CLE, DEN, and most recently in Orlando when players look for more their current franchise can offer.

    Lets not try to act like Martin is the same player he was years ago. He had a horrible year last year and keeps getting shut down earlier and earlier during the year. His high scoring days are behind him but he's still a lethal shooting threat. Drop him off your fantasy teams now.

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    It'll be interesting to see how Harden will perform being the top offensive option in Houston. Equally, Martin finally gets the chance to not be the best scorer in his team. This should get him more open shots.. but Westbrook and Durant aren't really playmakers. What made Harden really shine in OKC was that he was able to create open looks for teammates. He was actually the best passer on that team, and with him gone, I dunno how it's gonna work with three shoot first players in Durant, Westbrook and Martin.

    While I believe Harden is overrated, ther's no question in my mind that he is a better player than Martin. Offensively and Defensively. The guy is super efficient and scored 17ppg as the 3rd option on his team.

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    that's a massive trade, considering Hardon just went to the NBA Finals, was 6th man of the year,
    and a key part of a burgeoning core in Durantula, Westbrook and Oblocka.

    the fact that he was offered $54M and still wanted to make an extra $6 to get to the max
    just shows he wants to start and not come off the bench.

    IMHO a major mistake for him to leave a winning situation to go into a highly uncertain Lin-led club.
    As htr10 notes, Houston got serious bucks tied up in a couple years, don't know how they're gonna float that boat.

    those are some major stipulations for the picks OKC gets, but i'm sure they'll turn it into something good.

    glad to see houston losing their future picks. they can suck Lin's tiny c*ck.

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    Harden chose money over winning and that's exactly what he's getting.

    Very very smart move by the Thunder. They think long term unlike most teams *cough Knicks cough*** They have another promising young guy in Lamb and future draft picks will make them look very very good and deep in the future.

    True, their championship hopes go down a little this year, but Kevin Martin is a high percentage smart player (like harden, though not as much of a playmaker) that deserved to be on a winning roster. I think KMart is gonna really enjoy not being the focus of the defense.

    As for Houston, they'll have two good playmakers on the wings, but their interior and depth is gonna things hard on them.

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    Lets not ignore the fact the K martin is a good scorer. Harden wanted the challenge of being "the man", well it's his chance with a new young team.

    This move is good for the thunder and houston, but it depends on harden himself regarding if it's a good move for him or not.

    As for his own ego, it's a good move for him indeed.
    As for title chances, it's one **** of a stupid move, he aint no kobe and thats a fact

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