Houston star James Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer for the past three seasons, was transferred from the Rockets to Brooklyn on Wednesday, ESPN and The Athletic reported.
Neither of the two franchises have immediately formalized the transaction which according to them includes two other clubs, Indiana and Cleveland.
The Nets would have notably yielded four first rounds of the next drafts, Rodions Kurucs, as well as their 6th man Caris LeVert. Which was immediately traded by the Rockets with Victor Oladipo, star of the Pacers. Involved, the Cavaliers sent Dante Exum to Houston and picked up Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince from Brooklyn.
Harden will therefore find among the Nets the two big stars Kevin Durant, with whom he played three seasons (2009-2012) in the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kyrie Irving. A “big 3” which makes his new team a very serious contender for the title of champion.
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