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Ibaka signing paving Harden's exit?

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Ibaka signing paving Harden's exit?

James Harden may not see the payday that came to Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Ibaka are all under contract beyond next season. So, what about Harden? "James is somebody we value," [Sam Presti] said Monday afternoon. "We think he's an important part to what we're trying to do with our team and we're hopeful that he'll be with us." No doubt about that. Harden is super talented, a rare combination of shooter, slasher and distributor. His offensive skills provide an amazing complement to those of Durant and Westbrook. "By the same token, we've been very upfront and transparent with everybody that we have some inherent challenges that we face as an organization as a result of the new collective bargaining agreement."


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Its starting to look that way

I read a similar piece in Truehoop. We saw this coming though? They had to choose between Him and Ibaka unless hes going to give them one hell of a discount. I like ~Harden but I really wonder how he would survive as 'the guy' on some team. I can see some team offering him the max and he turn out ok- like a joe johnson with way more personility but not nessecarily a bonafide super star- a la Wade before lebron n bosh .

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Its starting to look that way

I read a similar piece in Truehoop. We saw this coming though? They had to choose between Him and Ibaka unless hes going to give them one hell of a discount. I like ~Harden but I really wonder how he would survive as 'the guy' on some team. I can see some team offering him the max and he turn out ok- like a joe johnson with way more personility but not nessecarily a bonafide super star- a la Wade before lebron n bosh .

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So I think all the new guys

So I think all the new guys are going to be great, but we’ll see here in camp about how the team is going to look, but I’m looking forward to a good season, I feel good, that’s already a big chunk, if I feel good, we’re going to be O.K.”

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“Mr. Hunter has been a

“Mr. Hunter has been a tremendous help to me personally as a mentor while being on the executive committee,” Evans said. “More importantly our players should be thankful for him and our union for the job they have done throughout his tenure, especially with limited resources as it compared to the NBA.”p[]9p

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Houston Rockets big man Greg

Houston Rockets big man Greg Smith is facing the same sort of challenges that Gerald Green faced earlier in his career, but he’s not quite as far along in getting himself a guaranteed contract. In fact, Smith was invited to Rockets camp last year as well, but was cut three days before Christmas and the start of the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season.ouio89

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