Originally Posted by TGC
Haven't seen the details of the Harden trade, but I'm pretty pissed about it from the headlines.
Anyone have a link to a good review of the trade?
I have faith in Sam to do right by the team, but this seems questionable considering the talent being collected by our competition.
Hard to sign him after all the contracts signed already. As a small market team he has gone far beyond what other similar markets do. I actually really like the trade, as I like the Thunder. Link:
The important details:
The Rockets sent Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future draft considerations to the Thunder for Harden. Along with Harden, the Thunder will send Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook to the Rockets............ Houston also sent two 2013 first-round picks (from Dallas and Toronto) to Oklahoma City, as well as a 2013 second-round pick (via Charlotte). The Thunder will receive the Toronto pick this year if it's slotted Nos. 4-14. That pick also is top-three protected in 2014, top-two protected in 2015 and top-one protected in 2016.
That's a pretty good deal. I mean I love Harden and everything, but that is as close as it gets to good value.