Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Here is a quick analysis of the flurry of extensions that were handed out (and some that were not) Halloween night before the league's deadline. -James Harden, HOU (5 years, $78.8 million) – It was a no-brainer before he signed the deal and looks like even more of one now that he signed it. Harden rewarded the Rockets’ faith in him as a max-player by torching the Detroit Pistons for 38 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and four steals. -Stephen Curry, GSW (4 years, $44 million) – Yes, his ankles might be made of twigs, but he is a point guard you can build around, especially on offense. His work as a playmaker has improved every year he has been in the league. A full year with wings like Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Brandon Rush should help his assist numbers. -Jrue Holiday, PHI (4 years, $41 million) – So much for the max contract he was rumored to be asking for all offseason. Holiday has a lot of potential and this deal could become a steal if he has breakout year the w...
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