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James Harden turned down a four-year, $52 million contract extension offer from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Harden is seeking a maximum-level deal worth $60 million over four years.

The Thunder have until Wednesday to sign Harden to a contract extension or allow him the opportunity to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports
 

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Woah, that's a lot of money to turn down.

He's not Franchise material in my opinion, but I'm sure somebody will pay him.
Yep. If I were James Harden, I would seriously consider setting aside that extra 2 mil/year and not have impending free agency bothering him and his teammates this season. No way the Thunder offer a max extension when they can match any offer next summer regardless. Or are max extensions less than max contracts?

But really, someone's going to sign James Harden to a max contract, and that team is going to be very disappointed. I love Harden's game, but he's not a #1 guy. He'd be much better suited as a #2 or #3 guy.
 

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Woah, that's a lot of money to turn down.

He's not Franchise material in my opinion, but I'm sure somebody will pay him.
Franchise money? He's like Ginobili. No 6th man ever gets a max deal, even if he's starter caliber.

If this causes the OKC nucleus to implode, sucks for them. It takes some compromise to keep both Harden and Ibaka.
 

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Yes they will with expiring contracts like Cp3, Odom, billups, green, hill, Barnes, hollins, turiaf.
Still would not be enough unless the cap goes up to ~$61M and CP3 walks, if CP3 resigns the Clippers will only probably have no capspace.
 

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Franchise money? He's like Ginobili. No 6th man ever gets a max deal, even if he's starter caliber.
He's a 6th Man by design, not because he's incapable of being a starter. He's not Jamal Crawford.
 

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Anyways, Harden's probably going to be maxed out by some dumb team like the Bobcats.


I'm glad everyone's calmed down with the "2nd best SG in the league" bullshit with Harden.
 

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So I guess 52 million wasn't enough for him? Pretentious prick.
 

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Hey Dre, should I say it?
 
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