OKLAHOMA CITY James Harden went off again.
Somehow, I get the feeling people around these parts are going to be talking about Harden this season.
Forget the first-guessing, that's too difficult. It's all second-guessing now. It's a full-blown case of, "Should they or shouldn't they have traded Harden," and it's infected everyone.
A story, by now, you know all too well. Traded just days before the season opener and before he would have become a free agent, Harden scored 37 points in his debut with Houston and topped that Friday night with 45 points in a win at Atlanta.
That leaves a lot of questions out there about what could have been.
Forget that for now. The answer for the Thunder isn't all hidden behind Harden's beard and what they lost. Instead, the answer can be found in what they still have with Russell Westbrook and what they have gained with the addition of Kevin Martin.
Oklahoma City moved to 1-1 on the season with a 106-92 victory over Portlan...