I thought this was interesting from real gm.
However, Oklahoma City would still need to replace his bench production, as well as the below market price they currently receive it at. There’s only one place to do that: the top of the NBA Draft.
If Gerald Wallace is worth a first-round pick with only Top-3 protections, what would Harden fetch on the trading block? There could be two teams with multiple lottery picks in 2012: the Utah Jazz (who have the Golden State Warriors pick if it falls out of the Top-7) and the Portland Trail Blazers (who dealt Wallace to the Nets). Even in one of the most loaded drafts in a decade, as long as neither had the first overall pick, both would probably be willing to deal their two first-rounders, as well as a 2014 one, for Harden.
Such a deal would setup Oklahoma City well into the next decade.
Who knows if they'll have the draft picks this year but they do have young players and the TPE you could consider throwing in too for a talent like Harden. He's got a great skill set for their offense as well. You could run the offense through him and Hayward or Burks and to a lesser extent Millsap and the pg position wouldn't be such a glaring hole as it is now. He's the shooter that they don't have now. He looks like he could be the go to guy they don't have now. They'll have the money to pay him if they play their cards right.