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Darnell Mayberry: Thunder's James Harden is one of the best sixth men in the NBA

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 17, 2011 at 11:41 am •  Published: January 17, 2011

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'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.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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