In a blockbuster move shortly after James Harden refused Oklahoma’s latest offer, reports have been trending that James Harden has been traded to the Houston Rockets for the following in return; Kevin Martin, rookie Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick. As part of the deal the Thunder is also giving center Cole Aldrich, guards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Rockets. In retrospect this deal makes sense as time frame would have not been sufficient enough for James Harden’s agent and Oklahoma Thunder General Manager Sam Presti to come to an agreement on James’ contract extension, before the October 31st deadline. This story has begun trending with more details surrounding this deal to come.
Y! Sources: After contract talks break down, OKC trades James Harden to Houston for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, picks. tinyurl.com/8v5mhag— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 28, 2012
James Harden traded from OKC to Houston. Details: es.pn/RZdKpl— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 28, 2012
News:Thunder acquires Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, draft picks from Rockets for James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook. Lazar Hayward.— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) October 28, 2012
Seeing all of these tweets abt James Harden's beard (trade) and Brian Wilson's beard (WS). Only one beard reigns king...Da Beard @bkeisel99.— Drew Butler (@DrewBut13r) October 28, 2012
OKC trades James Harden to the Rockets for Kevin Martin & Jeremy Lamb.— DC Maryland Virginia (@DMVFollowers) October 28, 2012