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Anthony Puccio of Front Office Sports reports that the Nets and Rockets have a "verbal agreement" on a trade that'll send James Harden to Brooklyn.
Puccio is plugged into the Nets so this is worth noting. However, we're still waiting for word from one of the usual NBA news breakers. Of course, a "verbal agreement" also isn't an official deal, though at this point it does seem likely that Harden will wind up on the Nets. He'll still be a fantasy star regardless of where he's playing, but he likely won't see the same usage in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for more as this is certainly the big story of the week.
According to ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Rockets' superstar James Harden has made it clear to the team that he wants to be traded to the Nets.
Although this news is similar to Monday's earlier report that Harden was interested in playing for a 'contender', it's significant coming from Wojnarowski. He went on to report that the former-MVP has turned down an extension offer from Houston that would have made him the first player in league history to earn $50M annually, so it's becoming apparent that Harden's tenure with the Rockets is coming to an end. While Brooklyn and Philadelphia emerged as two of his desired destinations, it appears Harden is now adamant about joining the Nets, though no meaningful conversations have taken place yet. There will certainly be more to come on this developing story.
According to multiple sources, Rockets star James Harden wants to play for a contender, and is interested in being traded to the Brooklyn Nets or Philadelphia 76ers.
Earlier reports were that Harden was willing to ride it out in Houston even without all-star teammate Russell Westbrook, but it looks like that may not be the case after all. While a trade for one of the best players in the NBA would be a gargantuan effort by both teams, it’s certainly something to keep an eye on as the 2020-21 season gets underway in just over one month.
There is a rumor swirling around Twitter that the Rockets and Nets have engaged in trade talks involving superstar James Harden and some package of Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, and Jarrett Allen. Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated was the first to discuss it.
This is obviously a huge developing story but is just a rumor for now. The 76er's have also been tied to trade talk rumors regarding Harden. It appears likely that Harden will not be in Houston when next season tips off. The trade season opens on Monday afternoon and Harden will be kept a close eye on.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reports that the 76ers are expected to be interested in and pursue Rockets G James Harden.
Houston is reportedly not interested in trading away Harden, for obvious reasons. The 76ers connection clearly comes from the recent hiring of Darly Morey. Harden is under team control for three more years, and this is likely nothing more than a rumor.