Found October 30, 2012 on Hoops Manifesto:
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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