I love Bled, but he's still on his rookie deal and so is Harden. Isn't it theoretically possible to trade Bled and someone like Willie Green for Harden and then go over the cap to sign him?
This means DTS has to pay a heavy tax, but he's been doing some crazy things lately, like actually using the Amnesty Clause.
We can get Harden, send Caron somewhere for a Second Rounder, and just let Barnes start at the 3 (or even Grant).
The Thunder really have no backup PG besides a hobbled Eric Maynor and technically Presti drafted Bledsoe anyway.