Yes, Dwight made it harder to get a fair deal by saying he would not sign an extension with anyone except brooklyn. So HOU was not going to offer that protected pick AND take back our bad contracts which was key.
I like what Hennigan did because we have so much flexibility. People forget we have an 18mm TPE. That's seriously a large bargaining chip..we have a potential stud wing in Harkless, a young developing starter in Vujevic and a great character guy in Aflalo who was brought in to replace JJ.
So now we can trade JJ and Harrington since they are both attractive pieces and have very cap friendly contracts.
Basically my point is that it is tough to compare the trades since Harden was far better about the situation then our diva.