Originally Posted by SCdac
Even if it's close, I think it's a good move. I guess I just don't see Harden as the next coming of Jordan. Players like him will pop up in the draft almost every year IMO. Okafor and Ariza is a stark contrast to throwing 80 million at one player when you know Wall is going to get the max too. Financially, I can understand that team being hesitant after the whole Arenas ordeal.
1. Harden doesn't need to be the next Jordan for this to be a good move. He would be a piece to the puzzle but he instantly makes that team much better than they currently are (which is the laughing stock of the NBA).
2. You are vastly underrating Harden. He's a top 5 SG in the league right now.
3. If being scared is what is keeping them from making moves that take the team in the right direction then the entire front office should be fired.