The James Harden Trade

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One of the hugest stories to start this NBA season off was the trade of James Harden to the Houston Rockets. There are multiple people and picks that were involved but the main pieces sent over by Houston were guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. The reason for the trade was Harden didn’t accept Oklahoma City’s initial contract offer hoping to get a full max deal. Since the Thunder didn’t want to use all that cap space on James when they were already committed on big deals to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka. By trading away James Harden they will save money to be used to fill out their roster for years to come. But how will James fare in Houston? This article will explain why he needed a fresh start instead of staying in Oklahoma City.

1. Starting Role- Although leaving the Western Conference champions of last…

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