Re-Grading the James Harden Blockbuster Trade Heading into 2013

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Re-Grading the James Harden Blockbuster Trade Heading into 2013
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James Harden's departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder has changed everything.

It changed everything for the Thunder, the Houston Rockets and any and all players involved in the blockbuster deal.

A change of scenery has allowed Harden to blossom into a top 10-caliber superstar, eased any burden that was once upon Jeremy Lin's shoulders and left the rebuilding Rockets contending for a playoff spot.

Subsequently, Harden's absence has left Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook balling, Kevin Martin smiling and Oklahoma City as a more formidable entity as a result.

And yet, that's barely the beginning. As I said, this swap changed everything for both teams. 

Now it's time for us to see just how much.

 

*All stats in this article are accurate as of December 27, 2012.

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