Originally Posted by KC_Connection
But this wasn't really a decision on his part. He just wanted his market value which is completely understandable for a player in his position. It was a decision on OKC's part to deal him and hinder their championship hopes for this season to get something for him.
No one ever questioned him being able to get the money elsewhere. They had no more championship hopes with Harden than they do now.
Ibaka and Westbrook took less than max deals. Really, it was his decision.