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Oklahoma City Thunder
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The big news in the NBA world (other than the season starting tonight - YIPPEE!!) is of course the Oklahoma City Thunder trading away one of their "Big Three" to the Houston Rockets. When James Harden and the Thunder ended up being a measly (relatively speaking) $6 million over four years apart contract negotiations, OKC thought they better ship The Bearded One out to Houston before he could bolt for nothing next offseason. But the thing that has made my ears perk up over this trade is Houston GM Daryl Morey calling his new acquisition a "foundational player". A player that the Rockets can build a championship team around. Am I missing something here? We're talking about James Harden, right?!
Now don't get me wrong - Harden is a very nice player. He can score without trying to force it. He can set up teammates. He's versatile enough to play both backcourt positions. But James Harden is in no way a franchise player. Hell - he was only co...
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You may be waking up on this chilly Sunday morning, nursing a hangover from a Halloween party from last night, and realized James Harden has been traded to the Houston Rockets. You might be asking yourself “WTF” because that was the echoed sentiments across the interwebs last night, and some feel the Thunder may a [...]The post What A Stat Nerd Says About The James Harden Trade...
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The very moment that the San Antonio Spurs won the 1999 NBA championship against the New York Knickerbockers, media-types everywhere took it with a grain of salt.
HoopsDoctor columnist Kevin Burke wrote in his article Did the 1999 Labor Shortened Season Really Count at the time:
"An NBA Championship is an NBA Championship no matter how you slice it. I’m sure “The...
HOUSTON (AP) -- 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 deal...
When the Houston Rockets traded Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and 3 draft picks for Oklahoma City Thunder SG James Harden, there were many questions. Harden would be going from the 6th man for the Western Conference Champions to the star player for a rebuilding Rockets franchise. The Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 was now going to be the star for the Houston Rockets, but could he handle...
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 deal. Oklahoma City...
So last night the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder traded Sixth Man of the Year, and fan favorite James Harden to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, rookie Jeremy Lamb and draft picks. Rumor has it that this all escalated VERY quickly after Harden turned down a 4 year $52-53 mil offer, because Harden wanted a 5 year max deal.
While we can spend days discussing...
After signing a max $80 million extension with the Houston Rockets, James Harden went out and showed you why he will deserve every dime of it. In his Rockets debut taking on the Detroit Pistons at the Palace, The Beard dropped 37 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and a block. Oh can [...]
LeBron James may post similar assist numbers to his tenure with the Cavaliers.
Center Daniel Orton has rejoined the Oklahoma City Thunder, four days after being cut by the team following training camp.
General manager Sam Presti announced Wednesday that Orton signed with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA development league and was subsequently called up by the Thunder. Oklahoma City was in need of a third center after trading away Cole Aldrich as part of the deal...
You’ve heard it elsewhere but hear it again here, Kevin Martin is now on the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden and his beard are now with the Houston Rockets. Also in the trade, Jeremy Lamb goes to OKC and Cole Aldrich plus other guys head over to Houston. Owners (or prospective owners) of Harden are the biggest winners, as he now [...]