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Old 10-29-12, 08:37 PM
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I'm calling BS on the idea that this was a direct result of the new CBA. They're already paying max to near-max on 3 guys in Westbrook, Durant, and Ibaka (he's only making 2.2 mil this year, 12.25 million starting next season). Perkins was extended with 8-9 million per. Even under the old CBA OKC would have a tough time signing Harden to a contract. It's the same reason why the best the Spurs in the past were limited to trying to fit cheaper pieces around the big 3, and our Big 3 made less money than theirs will with the possible exception of Duncan's contracts.
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