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Old 02-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default James Harden to Houston = Worst trade in NBA History

Name me once in NBA history a team with dynasty potential WILLINGLY pissed away an opportunity to develop a homegrown super-trio just to avoid ponying up the real dough that is required of all championship teams.

Heck, name me one time a team drafted three top 10 players and made the Finals with all of them under 23 years old.

A joke and third-rate organization OKC is. They ruined something that could have been very special. Instead they have glass knees Kevin Martin in his 30’s and scrub prospects that they hope will pan out to replace the current superstar 24 year old that is James Harden.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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Name me once in NBA history a team with dynasty potential WILLINGLY pissed away an opportunity to develop a homegrown super-trio just to avoid ponying up the real dough that is required of all championship teams.

Heck, name me one time a team drafted three top 10 players and made the Finals with all of them under 23 years old.

A joke and third-rate organization OKC is. They ruined something that could have been very special. Instead they have glass knees Kevin Martin in his 30ís and scrub prospects that they hope will pan out to replace the current superstar 24 year old that is James Harden.

That is why OKC does not and will not win a championship anytime soon. Cant be a Cheap as an Org but also expect to win championships. OKC Management tried to cut a corner. With Harden playing like he is this year OKC would be real tough to beat.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: James Harden to Houston = Worst trade in NBA History

Lets not overreact. Harden + refs cost OKC the title after all.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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It really is a shame
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: James Harden to Houston = Worst trade in NBA History

Harden>>>>>>>> dumbrook.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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They could've kept him for a couple more runs and decided trade either he or Westbrook down the road to avoid the repeater tax rules. You don't break up a potential young dynast like that, that early.

They overreacted to the new the CBA. It was probably Clay Bennett putting the presure on Presti to make the deal.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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Harden>>>>>>>> dumbrook.
Easily. He's Urkel, without the brains. The Ninja Turtles 5th, retarded brother they kept locked away from society.

Harden was the one pushing OKC in big games. Has less weakness than Durant, was their best playmaker, possibly their smartest player last year ... and ultimately the dimension that made them SO dangerous.

Houston traded a ton of pieces for him, but they got a steal. He might end up being the best player of the three before all is said and done. That sounds blasphemous given Durant's play. But the Houston situation is IDEAL for him to add and build a resume / legacy.

He doesn't have a second option as dangerous as UrkelBrook.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: James Harden to Houston = Worst trade in NBA History

you think harden gets free reign to be the player he is for houston right now, on the thunder?

not a chance. he would still be a very good player, but 46 pts? not happening if he was on okc
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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Easily. He's Urkel, without the brains. The Ninja Turtles 5th, retarded brother they kept locked away from society.

Harden was the one pushing OKC in big games. Has less weakness than Durant, was their best playmaker, possibly their smartest player last year ... and ultimately the dimension that made them SO dangerous.

Houston traded a ton of pieces for him, but they got a steal. He might end up being the best player of the three before all is said and done. That sounds blasphemous given Durant's play. But the Houston situation is IDEAL for him to add and build a resume / legacy.

He doesn't have a second option as dangerous as UrkelBrook.
dude why dont you grow up? calling someone urkelbrook? let me guess, you're 14 yrs old
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #11
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If the Thunder offered him 5 million more he would have been locked up for 4 years. This is how I'm feeling right now.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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He wasn't going to stay either way
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #13
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He wasn't going to stay either way

Wrong.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #14
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Gasol for Kwame, and Vazquez for Pondexter were worse.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Presti has done an amazing job with that squad any ideas to the contrary need to be squashed for bugs.
When he took over the Thunder was like 1-12 and they have built a league contender powerhouse. Yah everyone knew Harden is great but how much money do you pay 6th man?
1 trade and who knows how it will play out in the long run
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