I've heard discussion about this lately. James Harden is proving to be one of the best SG in the league. If your rebuilding and looking to get that second star to compliment Kyrie, would you of offered the bank to get Harden?
This isn't taking shots at either Waiters nor TT, they are more or less unproven. Although I only see TT as a solid player, not an all star. And Waiters has shown flashes but we will definitely need to see more.
So the other question is would you make this deal with the uncertainty that Harden will sign a max deal?
It's looking like he would sign that deal since he's doing this in Houston. No offense Houston.
Maybe the media perpetuates this concept of following models. When Mike Brown was here we were apparently following the SA Spurs model of building a team. Now we are following the OKC model of building through the draft. I think sometimes you need to wing it and go with your gut. You can't follow exact models.
I think this is a move I might of made. But at the same time it feels very reckless. Thoughts?
BTW I hope Dion Waiters proves to be "that second star" for the Cavs.