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    James Harden worth max contract?

    I am surprised at the level of praise James Harden and the Houston Rocket have been receiving post-trade; I am even more surprised how people forget that Kevin Martin is a solid player, and also a better scorer than James Harden. Now, judging by the players/draft picks Houston gave up to get Harden, the Rockets seem prepared to give him a max contract. Harden is a good player when either Durant or Westbrook is on the floor but he is terrible when neither is playing. Harden is not a franchise player, he just happened to be in a great situation where the little he contributed looked big to outsiders. I disagree with most that Houston got the better of the trade, I actually think OKC are better off now (Martin is a better scorer) and in the future (2 first round draft picks). I am confused as to the direction the Rockets are going as of late, are they rebuilding or are they just adding everyone else's seconds? They previously gave Lin a huge contract and now they trade for Harden? those two players have the potential to give up 15 turn-overs per game.

    Is James Harden worth max contract?

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    Look at the market value of SG's around the league. That is what determines a players worth. If you do that he is certainly worth a MAX deal. For 95% of the teams in the NBA he is def. worth a max contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveycrockett View Post
    Look at the market value of SG's around the league. That is what determines a players worth. If you do that he is certainly worth a MAX deal. For 95% of the teams in the NBA he is def. worth a max contract.
    I understand the system is broken but realistically, is Harden worth that much? Well, I think one or two players in the league are actually worth max contract (Durant and Lebron)

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    I don't think you understand what a max contract is.
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    no offense but the Spurs are freakin' communists bro. They should get with Stern's capitalist agenda like NOW




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    Martin is not a better scorer than Harden. At all.

    Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick walk into a bar... To watch Russell Wilson win the Super Bowl.

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    1. His contract isn't a true MAX deal because of his tenure in the NBA.
    2. His production offensively was among the top 5% of the player's last season.
    3. In 2 years (with Wade and Kobe continuing to decline), I believe Harden will be the best shooting guard in the league.

    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffes Rule View Post
    I don't think you understand what a max contract is.
    For someone like Harden it will be around 58-60 mill for four years. That means he gets paid 20/yr. Max contract is ultimately determined by number of years in the league...need more explanation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    for someone like harden it will be around 58-60 mill for four years. That means he gets paid 20/yr. Max contract is ultimately determined by number of years in the league...need more explanation?
    60/4=15

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    1. His contract isn't a true MAX deal because of his tenure in the NBA.
    2. His production offensively was among the top 5% of the player's last season.
    3. In 2 years (with Wade and Kobe continuing to decline), I believe Harden will be the best shooting guard in the league.

    Yes.
    I disagree.

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    ^^^ Care to explain. While my lights flicker on and off I could use a distraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    I disagree.
    In 2 years who will be better than him?

    I can see MAYBE MAYBE Eric Gordon IF he stays healthy (long shot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by baller101200 View Post
    60/4=15
    I was including other incentives i.e play-offs

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    I was including other incentives i.e play-offs
    Oh, okay.

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    This is silly, of course he's a max player. He's a top 3 SG who plays both sides of the floor and is only 23, injury aside where do you go wrong with having a player like Harden locked up long term?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    ^^^ Care to explain. While my lights flicker on and off I could use a distraction.
    By saying Harden will be the best SG iin two years, you are simply saying he's a franchise player...now tell me the potential you see in him that'll make him a franchise player? He will never be as good as Wade or Kobe.

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