The James Harden period is over, and his fellow NBA gamers have some ideas.
The Rockets, Nets, Clippers and Cavaliers mixed for an exceptionally massive, zaftig commerce on Wednesday afternoon, sending disgruntled celebrity James Harden to the Nets, and an entire lot of different issues. This is the reported breakdown:
- Nets get: James Harden
- Pacers get: Caris LaVert, second-round choose
- Cavaliers get: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince
- Rockets get: Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurcus, 4 first-round picks, 4 choose swaps with Brooklyn
The commerce is the second house-shaking deal the Rockets have made in latest months, transport off level guard Russell Westbrook to the Wizards in trade for John Wall. The commerce ends the monthslong will-they-won’t-they odyssey surrounding Harden, culminating in a really transient postgame press convention final night time through which Harden mentioned his relationship with Houston was irreparable.
And a enjoyable tidbit: This entire shebang might have been predicted by Kevin Durant 12 years in the past.
Congrats to my new teammate James Harden
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 26, 2009
Prediction or not, the actual fact stays that Durant and Harden will probably be teaming up once more for the primary time since 2012 after they had been teammates in Oklahoma Metropolis, giving the Nets three veritable stars to try to safe an NBA championship.
That is simply one other day within the Affiliation, and loads of NBA gamers had ideas to share — some by the use of emoji — following the large deal.
Proper earlier than my nap huh . Most entertaining sport within the enterprise
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 13, 2021
It’s about to go down 😀
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) January 13, 2021