The Oklahoman's Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports On Thunder guard James Harden being a "bust" and a disappointment with Oklahoma City: That's ridiculous. How can he even be thought of as a bust? He's one of the best sixth men in the league. Inconsistent, granted. But when he's on, he's extremely valuable. And after a brutal start to the season, he's turned the corner and is having a better year this year than he did last year. What do you want the guy to do, average 20 a night? That's not happening on this team. I don't think anybody around the league considers James Harden a bust. I think the perception around the league is that James Harden would be killing and putting up much better numbers if he didn't happen to get drafted by a 50-win team with the third overall pick and join a team that had the league's leading scorer and a top five point guard. On the chances of the Thunder acquiring Minnesota forward Kevin Love: I think we can forget about Kevin Love in a Thunder uniform. It's a pipe dream. He's the best rebounder in the league and wouldn't come cheap. The asking price, unless the Wolves are willing to just give him away, would start, I repeat, start, at Russell Westbrook. Love said recently that he would love to rejoin Westbrook as teammates in the NBA. And I suppose that's how the talk got started. But I wouldn't read much into it. On if the Thunder will make a trade or "nifty" move before the deadline: Nifty is the key word, because I' said in this chat last week that I don't think the core players will be touched. But the Thunder has so many assets that can be packaged for something that I think Presti and Co. will find something enticing. It could be more draft picks, or it could be a young player currently on a small contract. But I can almost guarantee you we won't see a high-dollar, long-term contract coming back this way. The Thunder's payroll structure won't allow for it going forward, especially with new rules of a renegotiated collective bargaining agreement still up in the air.