Found November 06, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: James Harden
TEAMS: Houston Rockets
James Harden is perfectly happy being the go-to man in Houston, as made evident by his combined 92 points in his first two games with the team, but he isn’t content with how things ended in Oklahoma City. The Thunder offered Harden a four-year, $54 million contract before trading him to the Houston Rockets on Oct. 27, and allowed him just one hour to consider the offer. “After everything we established — everything we had done — you give me an hour?” Harden told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. “This was one of the biggest decisions of my life. I wanted to go home and pray about it. It hurt me. It hurt.” Houston took some of Harden’s pain away after giving him a five-year, $80 million contract to be the star of the show. In his three years with the Thunder, Harden developed into an All-Star and a prime-time scoring threat, but Oklahoma City’s roster was too deep for the team to give Harden a maximum contract while restricting him to a sixth-man role. “I was there with talented guys in Oklah...
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