Originally Posted by td4mvp2k
Harden signs a max deal of $80m for 5 yrs with the Rockets.
That was a given with the trade.
May even get HOU to the NBA minimum.
Max deals for non-max players always worry me. But with what HOU had and their complete inability to sign a top tier FA, it's what they had to do. He is easily (really, easily. Not Martin. Not Scola. Not any of the other thousand role players from the past 3 years) the best player the Rockets have had since a healthy Yao. We'll see how he, Lin and Asik gel.
Spurs don't have anything to worry about while Duncan is still playing (barring a weird super-gel), but it could lead to an ascending team in the next couple years.