James Harden was finally traded to the Nets in a four-way operation that also involves the Cavaliers and Pacers as reported by Ramona Shelbourne and Shams Charania. In the trade, Chris LeVert Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs four first rounds of Draft including the 2022 Cavs via Bucks and four Nets Draft picks go to the Rockets. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince go to the Cavs.
Thus ends one of the biggest soap operas of the season. La Barba had already requested the transfer to his team and finally, the Rockets have decided on the offer from Brooklyn that was the one that had won the most in recent hours. After Harden’s trade, a second move was made that sent LeVert to the Pacers in exchange for Victor Oladipo.
That leaves the whole operation like this: The Rockets acquire Victor Oladipo Dante Exum Rodions Kurucs the first 3 rounds from the Nets (2022, 2024, 2026), a first-round via Bucks (2022, unprotected), and the first four rounds trade with the Nets 2021, 2023, 2025, 2027. Nets acquire James HardenPacers acquir. Caris LeVert and a second round. Cavaliers acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince. Clearly, the Nets decide to give part of their future in exchange for a player with an immediate impact like ‘La Barba’.
Now, the New York team that continues to have the great doubt of Kyrie Irving, recovers the status of a favorite with which it began the season. They now have one of the most prolific couples of recent years in the NBA in Kevin Durant and James Harden. The epilogue of the divorce between Harden and the Rockets was written in the locker room after the last loss to the Lakers (100-117) in a very tough appearance by ‘La Barba’ in which he slammed his relationship with the Houston team with a brutal criticism until yesterday was his team in the NBA. We are not good enough.
We have no chemistry or talent and it has been seen in the last games began Harden, who ended his short speech by saying what everyone knew, that he wanted to leave Houston. I love this city. I have literally done everything I could. This situation is insane and I don’t think it can be fixed.
Now he has no excuse. The Nets await you with open arms. Subscribe to the BRAND Basket Newsletter and receive in your email from Monday to Sunday and first thing in the morning exclusive news interviews reports graphics, and videos that will mark the day in the NBA Endesa League Euroleague and the rest of the basket world.