James Harden Trade: Winners and Losers of Blockbuster Deal

October 27th, 2012 by Sam Westmoreland Leave a reply »
In one fell swoop, James Harden and the Oklahoma City Thunder have completely overhauled the power structure of the Western Conference. 

The talented 23-year-old shooting guard has been dealt from the Thunder to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and several "significant" draft picks. The Rockets also receive center Cole Aldrich, forward Lazar Hayward and guard Daequan Cook. 

Official: @houstonrockets land James Harden in deal with @okcthunder, send Martin, Lamb & picks. Full press release: nba.com/rockets/sites/…

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) October 28, 2012  

Of course, while it's impossible to know who actually comes out on top in this trade until at least the end of the coming season (if not longer), there are always initial clear winners and losers in such blockbuster deals. Who comes out on top of this one?


Winners: Oklahoma City Thunder

Once again, Thunder general manager Sam Presti has managed to pull off an absolute coup— strengthening the core of his team and filling a need despite losing a key component ...

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