Thunder-Rockets trade Oct 28, 2012 10:19:55 GMT -5
Post by moltreszwarriors on Oct 28, 2012 10:19:55 GMT -5
Well, I did not expect that. But, as a Rockets fan, I am not sure I endorse it either. This seems like the rare lose lose trade. Morey's actions throughout the summer have confused the hell out of me. He had a solid near-playoff team plus Martin returning from injury and the doghouse. He has had this quite successful strategy for quite some time now which produced, in my opinion, one of the three most entertaining teams in the NBA. Suddenly, he lets Camby, who said he wanted to retire in Houston, go, signed Asik to an even bigger contract, let Dragic leave, traded away Lowry, and did one good signing, Jeremy Lin. He stockpiled all these draft picks to get Howard and ended up with a highly entertaining team that would start Lin, Martin, Parsons/Delfino, Royce White, and Asik while haven't a bunch of awesome rookies learning how to play in the NBA coming of the bench. Instead, he trades Martin, Lamb, and two future first-round picks for Harden, who I assume will now sign here long term. Now, Harden has shown himself to be a greedy, disloyal bastard and I think we give too much for him. But the assets we stockpiled to get Howard we give to get, at best, a second option on a contender, is too much. Now, for OKC, they just stopped being title contenders unless someone they pick in the bottom of the draft or Lamb develops like Harden, picked #3 did. Still, I understand what they did more. Their team is about sacrifice. Westbrook, Perkins, Durant, and Collison all took less for this team. Harden gets offered a near max contract and declines? Well, let him rot with us in Houston and not win a title for quite a long time. Harden probably thought Presti was bluffing. Well, quite a trade, quite a trade.