James Harden to Brooklyn?

James Harden
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks to drive past Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of their game at Barclays Center on November 01, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The NBA trade wheel is about to be humming this week and Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is now at the forefront.

The Philadelphia 76ers recently emerged as a potential suitor for Harden, which has yet to materialize.

Harden’s teammate and friend Russell Westbrook has reportedly requested out of Houston.

The other star and friend Harden played alongside in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant, is now in Brooklyn. Steve Nash is the head coach in his first gig with enough to manage with just Irving and Durant.

via ESPN:

If the Rockets did decide to engage in trade talks on Harden, they’ve privately made it clear that they would require a monstrous return of players, draft picks and pick swaps. The Nets have two borderline All-Star guards on the roster — Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie — and several more intriguing young players.

The idea of playing together again came up during Harden and Durant’s offseason workouts together in Los Angeles. Sources said the players talked openly about whether the combination could work and how a trade facilitating it could work.

Brooklyn is still waiting for their first glimpse at Kevin Durant in a Nets uniform fully healthy. A full, active season of Durant with Kyrie Irving hasn’t happened yet.

Throwing the league’s top scorer into that mix obviously has dangerous potential. It would give Harden a chance to play with other elites again, a luxury he hasn’t enjoyed since being traded to Houston.

He’s had Dwight Howard and Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook to work with, but never established a formidable Big 3 core while with the Rockets.

Is it time for Harden to get out of Houston? Would this be the right fit for him to join Irving and Durant in Brooklyn?

Watch our conversation below on YouTube including other possible trade scenarios involving Jrue Holiday and Zach LaVine.


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