Originally Posted by tk13
It's an interesting concept... you think there's no way they'd be better off without Harden. I can't possibly say that, but it is possible to have too many cooks in the kitchen. Someone eventually has to take charge, especially in the NBA. Notice how the Heat got over the hump when LeBron finally took control.
Although I've said all along I refuse to count out any team that has Kevin Durant. He is an unstoppable force.
OKC will be fine. Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka is probably enough to win at least 55 games by themselves. But Harden is a significant loss (2nd on their team in win shares). Nobody else on that roster can match the production that he was giving them last season..