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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #2277
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Originally Posted by okcchief View Post
I don't rationalize every move Presti makes. In fact, I feel like im pretty unbiased in my takes. I watch this team as much as anyone and understand how it all fits together. Trading up for Cole Aldrich was a terrible move. Extending Brooks 4 years was a terrible move. Bringing in Derek Fisher was a questionable move. All I do is suck Presti's dick though.

Reggie Jackson is developing into a playmaker much like Harden did his second year. Lamb is going to develop in to a wonderful scorer. What people seem to forget is the Thunder player development has been sensational. Harden was ahead of Reggie at this point, but he was forced to play more. Martin is a great sixth man option for now.

You can't make your sixth man a max guy and sustain any depth. Harden wasn't going to be the difference in the Thunder beating the Heat. James Harden isn't coming back so i'll look at what we have now which is still a team that can compete for a title. I like Harden, you like Harden, lots of people like Harden. I have watched almost every minute of basketball this team has played the last five years, and understand we will be OK. Would keeping Harden this year had made us a little better this year? Probably. Do we still have a chance without him? Yes. I'm sorry that doesn't jive with the sky is falling Chiefs planet vibe, but it's my honest, informed opinion.
Easy, cowboy, I never said that you rationalize every move they make; I've seen you complain about Brooks enough to know that you don't. I also never said that you suck anyone's dick. I'm not sure why you feel the need to continue putting words in my mouth (or leave words out, as was the case with Westbrook and Durant earlier).

Regarding player development, the Thunder are CLEARLY top-notch. They developed Green, Harden, and the players that are still on the roster. While Aldrich was clearly a horrible mistake from the get-go, they rectified it by dealing him away. I'm also not sure the Perk/Green trade was a win, but Perk has served a role.

While the other players will hopefully continue to develop, I'm too much of a Royals fan to appreciate trading away top talent for what could be. Harden is a top-10 player in the league.
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