Found October 26, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The deadline to reach contract extensions for the 2009 draft class is now less than a week away. Teams have until the end of the month to either reach a new contract with their players or allow them to become restricted free agents next summer. One of the biggest names involved in these disputes is Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden. Harden is an interesting case because the Thunder have made it very clear that they want to keep him around, but offering him a max deal would put them over the salary cap, something OKC is trying to avoid. The Thunder may have found a loophole though. They could give Harden an incentivized contract that would reward him for his play, getting him near the same amount of money as a max deal without being penalized by the salary cap. They just have to make sure Harden’s incentives are challenging enough. The NBA counts ‘easy to achieve’ incentives against the cap, however, incentives that are deemed hard to achieve, like making the Conferen...

James Harden traded to Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets after the two were unable to agree on an extension.

Someone carved James Harden into a pumpkin (Photo)

Not sure who to credit for this top notch pumpkin carving, featuring the face of Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden and the phrase "Fear the Beard". If someone has the info, please pass it along, as we'd like to give them props. Photo via @BrianJMackey. Visit us at and Follow @HoldoutSports on Twitter.

Blockbuster Trade: Harden Declines Offer, Gets Shipped To Houston

Earlier today, the Oklahoma City Thunder offered SG James Harden a 4-year, $52 million contract extension. James Harden declined this offer, but it was reported that both sides were still negotiating. A few hours later, the world learned that the Thunder organization shipped James Harden to the Houston Rockets. Details below:   Read More Here!

Harden Trade Bad For NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder trading James Harden to the Houston Rockets should leave a bad taste in the mouth of basketball fans.

James Harden to Sign Long-Term Extension With Houston Rockets After Trade From Oklahoma City

HOUSTON -- James Harden plans to sign a long-term extension with the Houston Rockets before the regular season begins. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year joined his new team Sunday after he was traded to the Rockets from Oklahoma City late Saturday. The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising...

Oklahoma City Thunder send James Harden to Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded away a huge piece of their young core as they sent shooting guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets. The Thunder were trying to sign Harden to a contract extension, but when talks fell through they decided to ship away their young guard. The Thunder also gave up Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich only to receive Kevin Martin and rookie...

James Harden And His Beard Traded To The Rockets, And Some Other Players Were Involved

According to ESPN, and in a decently shocking move The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden, Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin and future draft picks, a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Report: Oklahoma City Trades James Harden to Rockets for Kevin Martin, Two 2013 First Round Picks

The Thunder lost an important piece that sent them to the NBA Finals last season on Saturday night. Oklahoma City traded James Harden to Houston according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Thunder received Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and "significant future draft picks." Along with Harden, the Rockets received Cole Aldridge, Lazr Hayward and...

Rockets Acquire James Harden

The Houston Rockets have traded Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and future draft picks for James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder parted ways with Harden after he declined a reported 4 year $53-54 million dollar contract extension from the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The draft picks headed to the Thunder from [...]

James Harden Has Been Traded To Houston

The business side of the NBA can get pretty crazy, and I’ve been caught off guard by many a trade in the past… but I’m not sure any deal has ever taken me by surprise quite like the one that has just been orchestrated by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have sent reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (and his beard) to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb,...

Sources: James Harden Traded To Rockets

The Rockets will send Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future pick considerations to the Thunder for James Harden.

It's all about the money, Thunder Trade James Harden

The Oklahoma City Thunder were unable to pay James Harden what he wanted so they traded him to the Houston Rockets. Saturday night Harden along with center Cole Aldrich, guard Daequan Cook and forward Lazar Hayward were traded to the Rockets in exchange for guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second round pick.   Instead of losing the 2011-12 sixth...

Denver Nuggets Podcast: Episode 1

5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast This is the debut episode of the 5280 Hoops Show. Justin and Peter share their opinions as the 2012-13 NBA season is about to get underway. The guys preview the Denver Nuggets season and go around the NBA. Also, perhaps a little bit of foreshadowing, the guys discuss James Harden’s possible destinations about an hour before he was traded...
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