If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
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He's worth a max contract for sure, but it is going to be tough to build around his max contract and Asik/Lin both making $10+ million in a few years. I think on a good playoff team Harden is ideally your #2 option. But if he is your #1 option, you are going to need a lot better #2/3 options than Lin and Asik.
Simple answer. No.
Long answer. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I think anyone saying Harden has no talent is inaccurate. Yes, he struggled in the Finals, plain as day, but not because of a lack of talent. If there is a lack it is confidence. He tends to be a slow starter when a new situation is placed on him.
I truly believe he may struggle in his new role, at first. But if his new organization will give him some time to get comfortable he will be what they hoped for. If they push or don't back him up during his struggles early the whole thing could turn into a bust.
My thinking comes from watching him closely his first 3 years in the league. In his rookie season, he was a no show throughout the playoffs, his second year he hit the wall in the WCF's, his 3rd year, the Finals. So he is progressing. but this is a huge jump from being the #3 scoring option to the #1.... not to mention starting. He got a few opportunities to start in OKC and really had some problems but that was before he played all summer with the league's best.
My advise to Rocket fans is don't be surprised if he struggles early and to be patient and let him develop. He ain't soup yet....
I think Harden's a solid player but I don't think he's a go to go. Did anyone watch his last game at Arizona St. when they needed to lean on him to advance in the Big Dance. Not clutch.
As for the answer to who will be the best SG in the NBA in two years.. the answer is a no brainer.. Andrew Wiggins.
Lets put it this way, Martin can play an entire game n only average 2 points more than Harden can coming off the bench in limited minutes...I have always said, if Harden was on any other team, he'd be an all star...we WILL see Harden an all star this year I guarantee it!