Harden to Brooklyn, Oladipo to Houston, LeVert to Indiana and more in four team blockbuster
James Harden finally got his wish: To get the hell out of Houston.
It didn’t take that long either. Not even 15 games in the NBA season, Harden’s time in Houston is over.
In a four team deal, “The Beard” is heading to Brooklyn where he will team up with Kyrie Irving and his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant.
As for the rest of the the deal: The Rockets are getting Victor Oladipo from the Indiana Pacers, Dante Exum from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Rodions Kurucs, four unprotected first-round picks and four unprotected first-round pick swaps from the Brooklyn Nets. The Pacers are getting Caris LeVert from Brooklyn and a 2023 second round pick from Houston. Lastly, the Cleveland Cavilers are getting Jarret Allen and Taurean Prince from Brooklyn.
That’s a lot of moving parts! Let’s do a total breakdown of this deal, starting with the team everyone is talking about: The Brooklyn Nets.