Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here.
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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.
Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry