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What happened between OKC Thunder and James Harden?

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02:25 PM ET 11.07 | It's been almost two weeks since the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt their reigning NBA sixth man of the year James Harden to the Houston Rockets. Since that blockbuster deal, Harden and the Rockets have been the talk of the NBA. The team has started 2-1 because of Harden's stellar play, with convincing victories over the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks. He currently leads the NBA in scoring at just under 36 points a game, while also contributing 6.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists. He was just named the Western Conference Player of the Week. With the league taking full notice of Harden and the elite level he's currently competing at, many turned to the Oklahoma City Thunder and wondered how exactly the team could get let go of such a spectacular athlete with such little fuss. Now that time has passed and the smoke has cleared on the deal, even more details are emerging on what exactly went down between Harden and Thunder management the night he got traded.

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November 8, 2012  12:01 AM ET

"What happened between OKC Thunder and James Harden?" Enough already!!

November 8, 2012  09:01 AM ET

The West seems to be odd right now:
Lakers - still figuring it out
LAC - On and off. Some good games, some pathetic ones
Spurs - mostly positive but then again they've been doing this past 3-4 seasons. Great regular season, poor playoffs
OKC - When you are losing to ATL w/o their best player AT HOME, you got issues.
DAL against all odds, seems to be the best team right now.

November 8, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"What happened between OKC Thunder and James Harden?" Enough already!!

You need to read the whole article!

It appears that Harden was given just one hour to make up his mind on whether or not he was willing to sign the extension presented by Thunder GM Sam Presti.

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November 8, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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so what?there was a deadline to sign him to oct 31- and if they moved him the other team had to have time to negotiateI'm sure there were convo's back and forth for weeks/days and it was time to sheet or get off the pot.

Yup

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