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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    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)
    Sorry, but that argument holds no water.

    If 95% of the teams will pay him max, then the argument is settled.

    In an imaginary world, teacher's get paid more than basketball players and actors.

    In the real world, teachers fight to fill their gas tanks while athletes and actors ride around on G6's.

    Is he worth $15M? $15M says that he is. And that's all that counts when you're trying to secure a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    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)
    Kobe is worth it for the revenue he generates.

    Dwight, Paul, Durant, and James for sure. I would say Wade also.

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    I don't think you understand what a max contract is.
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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 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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    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?
    Nice math fail... And thread fail... And life fail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sep11ie View Post
    Nice math fail... And thread fail... And life fail...
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    Martin is not a better scorer than Harden. At all.

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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 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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