As a Thunder fan, I absolutely love Westbrook. But that being said, I also really loved harden. When the trade happened, I was mad but saw what we got back and was okay with the deal. However, it looks like that may not have been the best option.
-Durant was clearly closer to Harden than he is with Westbrook
-Harden has shows to more efficient even as a number 1 option in Houston than Westbrook is with Durant
-Having watched every Thunder game for the past 5 years, it is clear that Harden is also a better passer than Westbrook. That being said, he could definitely play the PG role on this team.
-Harden is fast enough to guard PG's
-Harden makes much better decisions with the ball and always deferred to Durant when it was time.
-Harden is a much better long range shooter and better finisher than Westbrook.
I think we could have gotten more for Westbrook anyway and Harden is cheaper.
It really bugs me to think about the what-if, had we traded westy instead.