Posted October 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Now that they've landed James Harden, the Houston Rockets have bigger goals in mind. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey officially introduced Harden on Monday, calling him a ''foundational'' player for the team's rebuilding effort. Harden joined Houston in a stunning trade with Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Coupled with Jeremy Lin, Morey is hoping that the high-profile backcourt and the salary cap space created by the move will lure another star to Houston. The Thunder received shooting guard Kevin Martin in the deal, along with first-round draft pick Jeremy Lamb, a first-round draft pick and two second-round picks. Harden was finalizing a long-term contract with Houston on Monday. He says he'll be ready to play when the Rockets open the regular season in Detroit on Wednesday.
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