James Harden trade by Thunder shows it's all about money
With the James Harden trade, Oklahoma City just handed the Western Conference to the Lakers - Grantland
Today, the Thunder's path to a title over the next few years is significantly harder than it was on Saturday afternoon
A look at Oklahoma City's trade of James Harden to the Houston Rockets - Grantland
Thunder's ill timed trade will affect cherished chemistry, open door for Lakers.
West Side -- James Harden trade will alter 2012-13 NBA outlook - ESPN
All the Thunder really got is cap room going forward. Martin is a free agent after this year, Lamb is not putting OKC over the top. They got two other picks, one that is probably going to be a late lottery pick and the other which is protected until 2018. The Thunder built their team by nailing high picks (Westbrook, Durant, Harden). Ibaka was a nice draft pick later on but counting on nailing late round draft picks is a risky strategy. They aren't getting high lottery picks out of this deal. Is giving up a great shot at a title worth a couple mid first round picks? I don't think so.
Knicks destroying the Heat tonight.
Royce looking at another DNPCD. Wonder what the plan is for him. Don't be surprised to see him with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, if he's not going to get any time with the Rockets.
Houston is playing Douglas-Delfino-Parsons-Morris-Aldrich right now, so this shouldn't be too hard of a rotation to crack.
The NBA is all about either a) Being a Superstar, or b) doing one thing really well. Royce does one thing really well, which is passing the ball. Unfortunately, I'm not sure he'll get to have the ball enough to use his best skill. He does have his rebounding though which is pretty good. I wish he could get on a team with a bad point guard, which is what the Rockets were before they signed Lin.
Bulls heading to 2-0. Hell yeah.
Goodbye John Lucas and CJ watson hello Kirk Hinrich 9 points 6 assists and Nate Robinson 16 points 12 dimes
Hello lottery pick for Cleveland.
Thank you, James Harden, for being a very worthwhile top fantasy pick thus far. The pundits debate it, but I won that trade.
lakers looking at 0-3 There is a new king of LA and it's the Clippers hahahahaha
first 0-3 start for Lakers in 34 YEARS!
I wouldn't look to far in to the Lakers. The Heat did the same thing two years a go and still made it to the finals. The talking heads are just going to make it out for worse than it is so they have something to talk about. It is 3 games in to a 82 game season and no one thought they were going to go all 96-97 Bulls out there.
Royce didn't even dress tonight?