Examining James Harden’s Future with OKC Thunder

September 21st, 2012 by Rob Mahoney Leave a reply »
No NBA team has a steadier long-term core than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant is a member of the Thunder for the foreseeable future. Russell Westbrook is locked in, provided things don't go sour. Serge Ibaka recently signed a four-year contract extension worth $48 million.

All that remains is the extension of OKC's other other max player: James Harden.

Harden's future with the Thunder will remain uncertain so long as his extension isn't completely formalized, and all the rumor and conjecture in the world can't change that. We can expect plenty of guesswork in the months to come regarding Harden and his basketball fate, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it's important that we understand the cause of the dilemma when it comes to Harden's extension.


Efficient to the Point of Incompletion

In order to even be in consideration for a maximum extension, an NBA player has to flash a combination of stable production and impressive potential. Harden has spectacular marks in both regards; the third talent in the Thunder hierarchy isn't at all far behind his two stellar teammates and stands as on ...

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