James Harden trade makes sense for both Thunder and Rockets

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I’m at a Halloween party Saturday night; Lucky Strike cigarette hanging out on my mouth, glass of a scotch in my hand (I went as Don Draper from Mad Men) when I get a text that the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets.  I had the same look on my face that Don did when his wife Megan sang “Zou Bisou Bisou” in front of their friends at his 40th birthday party; one of shock and pure amazement.

The deal seemed to come from nowhere as I had seen no rumor tweeted or written anywhere leading up to the deal.  Here is my breakdown of the trade.

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Thunder Doing it the Right Way

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If ever there was a blueprint on how to build an NBA franchise, the Oklahoma City Thunder are following it to perfection.  No longer can we consider OKC an up-and-coming team because they have officially arrived.  With plenty of cap space and two first round picks in the NBA Draft, the Thunder should become even more of a threat in the Western Conference.

By: Peter Christian and David Kay
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