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James Harden Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster NBA Deal

NBA megastar James Harden has reportedly been sent from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal Wednesday afternoon.

Reporting with @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources articulate ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021

Brooklyn’s acquisition of Harden used to be share of a three-blueprint deal between Houston, Brooklyn and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in step with Wojnarowski.

“Reporting w/@RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-blueprint deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – together with Cavs’ 2022 first by blueprint of Bucks — and 4 Nets protect swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs,” Wojnarowski tweeted.

Harden had change into unfortunate with the Rockets this season, and losing 117-100 to the Lakers on Tuesday night did no longer serve matters. After the loss, Harden said his crew used to be “devoted no longer devoted satisfactory.”

James Harden
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets warms up earlier than going via the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Middle on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Harden used to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets two days later.
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Pictures

In previous seasons, the Rockets challenged for the Western Convention title, completely to be shot down by the Golden Remark Warriors in a few of those years.

The Rockets withheld Harden from crew actions on Wednesday while crew officials sought presents from both the Nets and Philadelphia 76ers for his or her megastar.

“We felt that it used to be greatest for the community and greatest for James no longer to blueprint to express,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas knowledgeable reporters.

Harden said the Rockets’ downside can’t be mounted, and Silas said the grief with Harden wants to be resolved if the crew wished to transfer forward.

“There must be some kind of dedication, whether or no longer it is a total settle on-in at some stage or some diversified blueprint to procure it regarded after,” Silas said. “Yeah, it is miles no longer a easy downside by any stretch of the creativeness. Nonetheless for a crew and a crew atmosphere and the devoted of the crew, I will claim, everyone wants to be pointed in the the same direction.”

The Rockets are 3-6 this season and a half game abet from final space in the Western Convention. The Nets are for the time being 6-6 and in seventh space in the Jap Convention.

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