James Harden Traded to the Brooklyn Nets
James Harden just told the world how he felt about The Houston Rockets and he didn't hold back! In a press conference after the Rockets', 114-100 loss to the Lakers. Harden told ESPN reporters "I love this city. I've literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. It’s something I don’t think can be fixed. Thanks." See the video below. It seems that James Harden had absolutely no faith in his team. He wanted out NOW!
It looks like James Harden got his wish and fast! A trade on Wednesday afternoon sent Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team megadeal that included the Pacers, Cavaliers, and Bucks. It's kind of complicated so you can read about the trade details thanks to ESPN. Harden is now back with Kevin Durant, who he played with in OKC. Kyrie Irving is also on this team. I will call this an attempt to form a 'mega team' in the Eastern Conference.
As part of the trade, the Rockets acquired All-Star Victor Oladipo. How will this playout for the Rockets? As of now, they are 3-6 and are second to last in the conference, which should mean nothing because it is so early in the season. Can the Rockets stay competitive in the West without Harden? Or are they better off without him in Houston? If his heart wasn't in it and he wasn't giving 100%. He needed to go. It will be interesting to see how he is welcomed back at Toyota Center once fans are allowed back into games. Good luck, Rocket fans and Go Spurs Go