Originally Posted by Miles
It's fairly amusing how Thunder fans have bought so heavily into trading Harden and it not being a negative.
Like I said, I would have liked to have kept Harden. However, Martin is matching his production, and they will be a deeper team going forward. Maybe they have a better with Harden this year, but he didn't make the difference against the only team that kept them from a title last year, so why would he this year? Unless they used the roster differently he wouldn't. Believe me when I say that would not happen. Scott Brooks is a creature of habit. I find it amusing that people are so simplistic that they think Harden would be putting up the same numbers he's putting up in Houston, and Thunder would be beating everyone by 20 points a game of they had Harden. Harden was just as good last year, but he's now the man.This isn't fantasy basketball, there is only one ball.