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Berry Tramel: Harden might play for OKC Thunder this season without an extension

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on
by Berry Tramel Modified: September 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm •  Published: September 12, 2012

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel took questions from readers in Wednesday's Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on Read the entire chat recap here.

Do you think James Harden will resign with the Thunder?

I don't see how it's going to happen. Even if the Thunder signs him at $12.5 million, it's going to cost OKC quite a bit in luxury tax. But signing him at $15M per year? No way. I think he plays this year without an extension.

What is OSU's largest weakness?

Looks to me like it's defending the middle of the field against the pass. The linebackers and safeties were horrible vs. Arizona. Couldn't stop anything. And the receivers need to start catching the ball.

Will OSU QB Wes Lunt have a Big 12 Championship under his belt in 4 years?

I will say yes. Lunt looks exceptional as a true freshman. The biggest worry I would have is if he stays just three years.

Do you expect the OSU Cowboys to schedule any night PAC-12 games in the future?

No. I don't expect the Cowboys to schedule anything with the PAc-12 in the future. OU, either. Both got a bad taste for Pac-12 officiating.

Would you rather attend a football game or sit at home and watch them all on a Saturday?

Watch them all. Not even close. I would make a bad fan. Too many years of sitting with my computer, doing all kinds of stuff. Sitting with a decent class of people, for the most part. I don't know how you fans do it. You might be seated next to a knucklehead, on a 95-degree day (not that we don't swelter in some pressboxes), with no access to decent replays or stats. No thanks. Not for me.

Read the entire chat recap here.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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