Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla
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.
To say I rationalize every move is the same to say I'm sucking his hypothetical dick IMO. I'm not mad at ya. Im just pointing out i don't blindly defend him. I'm a Royals fan as well, but that isn't a good comparison in my opinion. They still have talented players on the roster, and feel they need something besides Harden to get them over the top. I tend to agree, and understand that piece may not be there yet. I don't think we are winning the title this year, but I don't feel Harden would have made a difference in that regard. However, we still have a punchers chance, and will be set up very well for the next 3 years.
If we were the Royals everyone would be gone