The next time the Warriors deal with James Harden, he will not be using a Houston Rockets uniform.
Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyns getting James Harden in a three-way handle Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 4 1st round choices– consisting of Cavs 2022 very first by means of Bucks– and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs. https://t.co/qM0ZDH4dH3— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021
The Nets are trading for All-NBA star James Harden and sending out four first-round choices and 4 draft swaps to the Rockets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen are being moved– might be another team or more included.– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021
The Warriors are set up to host Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on Feb. 13 at Chase. It stays to be seen how that trio will co-exist, and there undoubtedly are individuals in the basketball world who think things will not end well for the Nets.
Brooklyn coach Steve Nash definitely has his work cut out for him in regards to keeping everybody happy and on the very same page, however the skill is indisputable. And if the chemistry is strong– and if everything falls into the location– the Nets must be one of the leading NBA title favorites for the next several years.
Thats due to the fact that Harden is being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster four-team deal that likewise involves the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, according to several national reports.
The Warriors, certainly, intend to fulfill Brooklyn in the NBA Finals eventually, and will have a much better chance when Klay Thompson returns from his ripped right Achilles tendon next season. Ultimately, its a good idea for the Warriors that they arent in the very same conference as the Nets.
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As for the Rockets, they participated in on the enjoyable:
When it comes to this season, well see if the Warriors– who eliminated the Rockets from the postseason four times over a five-year span from 2015 to 2019– wind up fighting Houston for playoff positioning.
Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyns acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round choices– including Cavs 2022 first by means of Bucks– and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. The Nets are trading for All-NBA star James Harden and sending 4 first-round choices and 4 draft swaps to the Rockets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen are being moved– might be another group or two involved.
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The Rockets are expanding the deal to send Caris LeVert to the Pacers for Victor Oladipo, sources tell ESPN.– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021
This is rather of a danger for the Rockets since Victor Oladipo is arranged to be an unrestricted complimentary agent this summer. Houston will want it still had the extremely gifted Caris LeVert onboard if he doesnt re-sign
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In the end, Harden leaving the Rockets for the Nets is a massive deal, and the domino impact will be felt for years to come.
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