James Harden Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster NBA Deal

SourceNewsweek
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

NBA superstar James Harden has reportedly been sent from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal Wednesday afternoon.This is a breaking story, and more details of the trade will be published as they become available.Harden had become unhappy with the Rockets this season, and losing 117-100 to the Lakers on Tuesday night did not help matters. After the loss, Harden said his team was "just not good enough."James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets warms up prior to facing the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets two days later. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images In previous seasons, the Rockets challenged for the Western Conference title, only to be shot down by the Golden State Warriors in many of those years.The Rockets withheld Harden from team activities on Wednesday while team officials sought offers from both the Nets and Philadelphia 76ers for their star."We felt that it was best for the group and best for James not to come to practice," Rockets coach Stephen Silas told reporters.Harden said the Rockets' situation can't be fixed, and Silas said the ...read more...