Originally Posted by T-Low
Until Harden plays on his own and isn't a 3rd option, I don't think he should be given a max deal. Just my thoughts.
So Joe Johnson when he was leaving Phoenix wasn't worth it either? I think he proved otherwise in Atlanta over the course of that first big deal (we all know the 2nd one flopped big time). Harden is also a better player than JJ was at the same age.
I'll take my chances on a high efficiency wing scorer that has the ability to get to the line at a high rate. The efficiency should drop a bit being a #1 option but given his skillset, he is exactly the type of player I'd trust to be a very good offensive player for the long-run. He's also a very solid playmaker too. Not great on D but not too bad either.