Originally Posted by Claudius
Perhaps I don't think that highly of James Harden? It's easier to build around a post presence imo than a guard. Basketball, specifically playoff basketball is still routinely played in a half court setting. Having big guys who can pass, shoot and rebound at a high level are critical. SFs would be next on that list as they're routinely your best player.
Sam Presti was not willing to pay that price.
James Harden can definitely play half court basketball. And who said we’re done with just James Harden? He’s getting the max but it’s not the same type of max that UFA’s get. We would still have options to shore up other areas. It now definitely looks like a missed opportunity on our part.
Sam Presti wasn’t willing to pay that price because ownership didn’t want to go into luxury tax.