Originally Posted by @BaileysBlitz
The Raps probably had a good shot at Harden but unlike the Wizards,they won't publically admit it(which is a good thing).
I agree with the bold,
but you need to understand that noone thought harden would blow up the way he did, and he wanted the max... it was a gamble on houston's part, and if colangelo traded away his prized future asset to this team to pay the max to harden and he underperforms, well, hell, you get the gist.
plus I still don't think harden's a max player. great on one end, average on the other. that's a 14 mil/year player, not max....