Originally Posted by pzabby
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....
you're right,he's probably not a max player and most people didn't see him blowing up this fast as he primary option BUT we can all agree he's an upgrade at a crucial position over Demar (and I'm a DeRozan fan)