NBA’s franchise Houston Rockets has traded star shooting guard James Harden with Brooklyn Nets. The New York-based franchise announced the news on January 14 about this trade after the baller’s nine-year-long relationship with the Rockets came to an end earlier this week. The trade was involved in a four-team megadeal that included Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Rockets and the Nets.
Harden is currently one of the best players in the league. The former Rockets’ guard was NBA’s Most Valuable Player back in the 2018 season. Harden’s trade came on the back of horrific team performances in the ongoing season. The Rockets are sitting on the penultimate spot of the Western Conference with a series score-line of 4-6.
Harden used some harsh comments about his former franchise and said the Houston Rockets are just not good enough. After the defeat against LA Lakers in his last game with Rockets, Harden said, “I don’t believe the team can improve enough to be a contender (of the playoffs). I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can. I mean, this situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed.”
On the other hand, Harden’s new franchise is having a pretty good season. They are well-placed at the sixth spot of the Eastern Conference and they will also look to form their own All-star trio with Harden, forward Kevin Durant, and shooting-guard Kyrie Irving. The trio would surely try their best to bring an NBA championship to New York.
Nets general manager Sean Marks was excited with the addition of Harden. He said, “Adding an All-NBA player such as James to our roster better positions our team to compete against the league’s best. James (Harden) is one of the most prolific scorers and playmakers in our game, and we are thrilled to bring his special talents to Brooklyn.”
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