OT: James Harden trade details

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James Harden trade: Rockets send All-Star to Nets in four-team deal involving Cavaliers and Pacers, per report

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...al-involving-cavaliers-and-pacers-per-report/

James Harden is getting the trade he wanted. The Houston Rockets are sending their former MVP to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive blockbuster deal that includes four teams and multiple star players, according to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Rockets will receive four first-round picks and four-pick swaps, all unprotected. Those picks will come from Brooklyn in 2022, 2024 and 2026 along with Milwaukee in 2022 (previously owned by Cleveland), and the swaps will come from Brooklyn in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027. They will also receive Rodions Kurucs and Dante Exum. Additionally, Caris LeVert will be sent to the Indiana Pacers, who will send Victor Oladipo to the Rockets. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will go to Cleveland in the deal.

Harden has been pushing for a trade to the Nets, specifically, since initially requesting a trade during the offseason. He played with Kevin Durant with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the first three seasons of his career, and now that the two of them have reunited, Brooklyn should have the NBA's best offense by far.

Considering how much they just gave up, though, the Nets still have work to do if they plan to build an all-around contender. After a hot start defensively, the Nets have given up 113.2 points per 100 possessions in their past eight games, ranking 25th in the league in that span. Harden is not known for his defense, and neither are most of the role players that remain in place. Still, the Harden-Durant pairing with a practically limitless supply of shooting should give Brooklyn quite a bit of leeway as they are likely to have the NBA's best offense.

That should only be confirmed when Kyrie Irving returns, but the fringe benefit of this deal for Brooklyn is that Harden provides a measure of insurance against either injury or personal absence on Irving's part. The Nets have two offensive superstars regardless of what happens with Irving now, and in all likelihood, will enter the playoffs with three of them.
 

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Better details:

Nets agree to acquire James Harden in blockbuster trade with Rockets

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nb...rade-with-rockets/ar-BB1cJiCj?ocid=uxbndlbing


The Nets will reportedly send Rodion Kurucs, first-round picks in 2022, 2024 and 2026 and swaps in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027 to Houston. Brooklyn will also reportedly send center Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will send Dante Exum and a 2022 first-round pick to the Rockets.

The Rockets, meanwhile, will reportedly reroute LeVert to the Indiana Pacers for Victor Oladipo. ESPN.com first reported the framework of the Nets deal, while The Athletic first reported Indiana’s involvement.
 

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How is this going to work ... are they going to use 3 balls on offense?

Kyrie bristled at having to share the ball with LBJ, how is this going to be any better with Harden?
 

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Could be a train wreck. Could be the champs never know. Kyrie kinda being a flake not showing up for games and goin to parties etc. Maybe hes over the Nets.

How about CP3 for Kyrie lol
 

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Could be a train wreck. Could be the champs never know. Kyrie kinda being a flake not showing up for games and goin to parties etc. Maybe hes over the Nets.

How about CP3 for Kyrie lol
You want to trade a guy who shows up for work, for one who doesn't?
 

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You want to trade a guy who shows up for work, for one who doesn't?

Also one is a crazy egomaniac vs a guy who is all about the team.

I would not take Irving for free - even if he cost no cap room.
 

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Jarrett Allen being a throw in, basically. I thought he was the second best center in the NBA? I guess no one to!d Brooklyn or Houston he was that good.
 

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Also one is a crazy egomaniac vs a guy who is all about the team.

I would not take Irving for free - even if he cost no cap room.

EDIT: I missed the point here in my original post but yeah, I agree - no Irving, no matter what.
 
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Okay. I can figure out who the "crazy egomaniac" is but I have no clue who you're talking about being "all about the team". By context you must be talking about Harden but I've never once heard him described that way - quite the opposite.
Kyrie = ego
Paul = team
 

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This is going to be a mess. They will probably do okay in the regular season, but that team chemistry will be a disaster.
 

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This could easily be Garnett / Pierce style move after a year or two, one that sets the franchise back a decade
 

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It looks like Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs going to the Rockets were pieces to make the trade work.
 
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