Who wins in this deal, the Rockets or the Thunder?
Answer: the Spurs.
Harden's strength duplicates Lin's. Good luck with that.
Kevin Martin can't play defense and is a great stats/bad team guy from day one. And you don't run your offense through him. He runs HIS offense through himself. I kind of suspect Jeremy Lamb ends up being a more important player for them when it's all over.
Harden is right there with Manu in pick and roll efficiency. Martin can shoot and get to the free throw line, but is skinny and can't play much defense. Hey OKC, don't you already have Durant to do all that?
Good luck throwing Kevin Martin at Dwyane Wade.
But to OKC's defense, they still have to pay Serge Ibaka. The requests for max contracts will just keep coming.