What they are saying about the James Harden trade

by Berry Tramel Published: October 28, 2012

LeBron James: “I think we all know that James Harden was a big part of their team. He was a big part of why they made it to the Finals. They got a couple pieces back that are really good as well. But we don't know how it changes their team until they actually get out there.”

Eric Pincus, Los Angeles Times: “The move will probably benefit the Lakers should the two meet again in the postseason … the Thunder are still a major threat. Martin can also shoot and get to the line, but he's not close to Harden as a defender or playmaker. In the short term, it would appear the Thunder have taken a step backward. If the Lakers can come together and stay healthy, the road through the Western Conference might have gotten slightly easier.”

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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...
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