Originally Posted by Gibonius
They were the #1 seed in the West.
Probably they should have held on to him until the end of the season, but you don't exactly make roster moves based around potential injuries to superstars.
True but when they got Martin, they expected him to be that immediate scorer off the bench like Harden, except Harden is also a much better defender. Martin had 25, 6, 13, 18, 10 in this series, his main job is to score and he is already a liability on the defensive end so his offensive share is magnified but he simply did not deliver. Even in the Houston series, he was very inconsistent (16, 12, 10, 16, 3, 25).
It just seemed like majority here felt letting Harden go was the right move, it was like me against everyone when I disagreed. I was also one of the few who defends Westbrook in this team while most wants him gone too and there we see w/o those two AllStars in the team. That was a bad move trying to save money, now the franchise took a step back instead of moving forward. They are young and they'll get more chances but the prices of these players are just going up further and further and they might have to let more players go and it could just go downhill from here on out.