Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/31/12
“Wow” With that simple tweet, Kevin Durant told us everything we needed to know about the trade that shocked the basketball landscape last night. Things will be much different now in Oklahoma City, where the “three best (basketball) friends that anyone could ever have” are no longer together. The trade between the Thunder and Rockets is this, via ESPN.com: The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal that was completed Saturday night. Oklahoma City also sent center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to Houston. Reactions came quickly and were all over the map. Israel Gutierrez mused that because of Martin’s scoring and Lamb’s potential, the move wouldn’t hurt OKC’s title chances this year at all – AND that they got better for the future. Marc Stein saw things differently.  ”The Thunder broke up a trio of All-Star-caliber kiddies that truly loved playing together.” Maybe Tom Haberst
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