James Harden Traded to Rockets

James Harden Traded to Rockets

Last season, shooting guard James Harden played a big role in the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s run in the NBA playoffs – which eventually ended with the team coming up short against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.  Entering the 2012-2013 season, it seemed the Thunder were going to make another run at the NBA Championship with their core intact. However, with Harden in the last year of his contract and the salary cap an issue for the Thunder, the two sides were unable to reach an extension that would keep the guard in Oklahoma City. Instead of using his services for the rest of the season and then letting Harden hit the free agent market, the Thunder’s front office dealt him to Houston. Find out further trade details below.

Thunder Get:
Kevin Martin SG
Jeremy Lamb SG
3 Draft Picks

Rockets Get:
James Harden SG
Cole Aldrich C
Daequan Cook SG
Lazar Hayward SF

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