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We get it. The Thunder have a big decision about James Harden ahead and it’s something that’s completely hanging over the start of the season. But isn’t there more to talk about? — Royce Y.
I agree Royce Y. That said, the only emails I’ve received the past two weeks had something to do with Harden. It’s OKC’s mini version of Melodrama or Dwightmare. Fear the Free Agency? Beardemic? Hardend-of-days? (OK, that was terrible.) There might not be a catchy name for it, but the longer it drags on, the more of a distraction it becomes. It’s just unavoidable.
Once training camp starts and Oct. 31 comes and goes, eventually the questions will kind of subside. At least until the trade deadline where there will be chatter. If Harden is unsigned by the Oct. 31 deadline, opposing GMs will be calling with offers. The Thunder very well may view this season as a last hurrah with the current core with a reevaluation to come next summer. I get the feeling the Thunder know exactly what they’re doing with this situation. What that is or whether or not it makes everyone happy is still unknown.
Which is why we can’t really stop talking about it. So here are a few Harden emails… Keep Reading…