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Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti couldn't wait. The new NBA collective bargaining agreement wouldn't let him.
In a bold move that several franchises shied away from in recent years, Presti traded away an Olympian who potentially might have been the most coveted free agent on the market next summer. Presti dealt Harden, along with center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward, to the Houston Rockets for guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second rounder.
Harden, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, was an integral part of the Thunder's run to the Western Conference title and the NBA Finals last season. The 23-year-old former third overall pick was seen as part of Oklahoma City's long-term program alongside All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and the rapidly-improving Serge Ibaka.
Instead, Harden begins his fourth season with arguably one of the worst teams in the West. The decision to move the bearded ...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder were unable to pay James Harden what he wanted so they traded him to the Houston Rockets.
Saturday night Harden along with center Cole Aldrich, guard Daequan Cook and forward Lazar Hayward were traded to the Rockets in exchange for guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second round pick.
Instead of losing the 2011-12 sixth...
Not sure who to credit for this top notch pumpkin carving, featuring the face of Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden and the phrase "Fear the Beard".
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets after the two were unable to agree on an extension.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Second-year guard DeAndre Liggins won the final roster spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday as the team waived Andy Rautins, Daniel Orton and Hollis Thompson.
The moves get the Thunder down to the 15-player limit for the regular season.
Liggins played in five preseason games and started twice with Thabo Sefolosha and James Harden both out with injuries...
Lazar Hayward is about to suit up for his third team in just his third NBA season.
In a trade first reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Marquette star is headed to Houston as part of a trade that will send Oklahoma Citys James Harden to the Rockets.
Along with Harden and Hayward, the Thunder will send forward Cole Aldridge and guard Daquan Cook to Houston...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded away a huge piece of their young core as they sent shooting guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets.
The Thunder were trying to sign Harden to a contract extension, but when talks fell through they decided to ship away their young guard. The Thunder also gave up Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich only to receive Kevin Martin and rookie...
Earlier today, the Oklahoma City Thunder offered SG James Harden a 4-year, $52 million contract extension. James Harden declined this offer, but it was reported that both sides were still negotiating. A few hours later, the world learned that the Thunder organization shipped James Harden to the Houston Rockets. Details below:
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The Thunder lost an important piece that sent them to the NBA Finals last season on Saturday night.
Oklahoma City traded James Harden to Houston according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Thunder received Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and "significant future draft picks." Along with Harden, the Rockets received Cole Aldridge, Lazr Hayward and...
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...
According to ESPN, and in a decently shocking move The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden, Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward and Cole Aldrich to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin and future draft picks, a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.
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HOUSTON -- 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...
The business side of the NBA can get pretty crazy, and I’ve been caught off guard by many a trade in the past… but I’m not sure any deal has ever taken me by surprise quite like the one that has just been orchestrated by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have sent reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (and his beard) to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb,...
Recall when Kate Upton blew bubbles for Skullcandy? Well good God there's a video of the photoshoot (Houston Rocket James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant tag along).
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The Houston Rockets have traded Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and future draft picks for James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder parted ways with Harden after he declined a reported 4 year $53-54 million dollar contract extension from the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The draft picks headed to the Thunder from [...]