I would like to point out that I am disappointed with this trade. I wanted to see these 3 guys win together. Harden was one of my favorite players, and is a really nice guy. It's almost like losing a family member. However, it is a business and Thunder got a lot in return for him. If it had to be done its a great deal.
This was a complete blindside. Harden talked about, sacrifice, not needing a max deal, playing with brothers, dynasty etc. Presti talked about doing everything he can to keep him here. So I pretty much swallowed my tongue when they flashed this up while watching the OU/ND game.
It sucks, but I do trust Presti. I know trusting your GM is a foreign concept around here. Except for the Lakers and Heat fans of course.