Originally Posted by mckennaspur1
OKC has had a very fortunate run with its terrific drafts and it's rookie-level payroll. That era is over. Durant and Westbrook are already commanding max-like money. How many more max-like contracts can the Thunder afford?
If the Thunder commit to big money to Harden (and he's bound to get it from someone), then the Spurs should be ready to cherry-pick from the rest of that roster.
Exactly. Its addition by subtraction, except their really not adding anything. OKC would be like the heat and knicks in that majority of their money would be tied up among three players and the rest of the squad filled out by cheap contracts.