Zach Lowe: Lots of people around league remain mystified Utah, especially, didn't act more aggressively in pursuing Harden. Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA
They don't know Utah and O'Conner was still the GM not Lindsay I believe. Easy to 2nd guess now but giving Harden a max deal was no given with what he'd done thus far. He would be a great fit in the flex. In retrospect I'd probably give up anyone but Kanter for him so they could have definitely offered better prospects but not the guaranteed lottery pick they got..