That's all well and good until they decide to go Rajon Rondo on you and try to ship you out of town because you have a favorable contract. This is all on Presti and the Thunder ownership. Initially I said this was a great trade for all sides, but more and more I am thinking OKC shot themselves in the foot. Harden Sought Trade Kicker In Extension Talks With Thunder - RealGM Wiretap
During extension talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder, James Harden and his agent sought a 15 percent trade kicker. |
Harden was entertaining taking less than a max contract, but wanted a financial incentive should the Thunder trade him.
The Thunder were offering Harden a four-year contract in the neighborhood of $53 million.
With the Houston Rockets, Harden will be able to sign a five-year contract.