Originally Posted by bigdnlaca
Not surprised at all.
The commentators were saying that OKC would have a tough choice to either keep 2 players from Westbrook, Ibaka, and Harden before last season started.
When Westbrook got that 5 yr 85, Harden knew that he wasn't going to get that money. The Final straw happened when they signed Ibaka to that 4 year 48 mil.
I think this is good for both teams. It is good for OKC because Martin is a better scorer and shooter than Harden imo.
It better Houston because if Lin struggles at point they can have Harden @ point and move Lin at shooting guard if they use that setup.
Umm Martin played more minutes for the same amount of points on 5 more shots per game. A 41% shooter is nowhere near the level of a 49% shooter and Martin doesn't get to the line as much anymore.
Martin cannot hold Harden's jock and Harden is 23 years old. There really is no comparison. Harden is the best young SG in the NBA right now.