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    Well, it’s a pretty simple equation for the Nets now. There is only one end result that can possibly justify what they did Wednesday afternoon. They must win an NBA championship. They must conduct a parade route that will start at Barclays Center, where Atlantic meets Flatbush, climaxes with a rally in the wide plaza of Boro Hall, bathed in ticker tape, the Brooklyn Bridge proudly overseeing the whole festivity, not far from the Dodgers’ old headquarters on Montague Street. Otherwise, the deal Sean Marks made Wednesday will go down as the most ludicrous swap in the history of sports. Marks is bringing James Harden to Brooklyn, teaming him with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, whenever Irving decides to go back to work. That will be some eye-popping basketball on a lot of nights. The Nets, already a dynamic offensive carnival act, may score 150 points some nights. The Nets,...
    By BRIAN MAHONEY and KRISTIE RIEKEN James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio of the some of the NBA’s highest scorers. The Nets agreed to acquire the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in a move he has sought for weeks, said a person with knowledge of the situation. Harden is the centerpiece of a four-team deal that also involves Indiana and Cleveland, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade call with the NBA — which signs off on all deals — has not been completed. Once it is, the Nets will be able to trot out a lineup of three players capable of scoring 25 or more points on any night in a collection of firepower to rival...
    U.S. security forces probe threats, ramp up to prevent repeat of Capitol mayhem Ten Republicans vote to impeach Trump, giving the vote bipartisan bona fides that could win over Senate GOP Here is the projected rotation for the Nets after trading for James Harden The Brooklyn Nets made an earth-shattering move, adding James Harden to a roster that already had superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. © Provided by HoopsHype CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and teammate Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and Team LeBron watch on from the bench during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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...
    More from: Mike Vaccaro Kyrie Irving is too complicated for us to easily figure out this mess DeVonta Smith presents Jets with NFL Draft dilemma At least the Knicks suffered in silence Justin Fields makes national championship game must-watch for Jets fans Long-suffering Bills fans deserve this playoff moment Well, it’s a pretty simple equation for the Nets now. There is only one end result that can possibly justify what they did Wednesday afternoon. They must win an NBA championship. They must conduct a parade route that will start at Barclays Center, where Atlantic meets Flatbush, climaxes with a rally in the wide plaza of Boro Hall, bathed in ticker tape, the Brooklyn Bridge proudly overseeing the whole festivity, not far from the Dodgers’ old headquarters on Montague Street. Otherwise, the deal Sean Marks made Wednesday will go down as the most ludicrous swap in the history of sports....
    The Rockets traded disgruntled guard James Harden to the Nets on Wednesday as part of a four-team deal also involving the Cavaliers and Pacers, according to multiple reports. DeMarcus Cousins probably won’t be sending him a going-away present. Following the Rockets’ loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden offered a harsh review of Houston’s roster and essentially put his exit request directly into the microphone. MORE: NBA players react to James Harden trade “(We’re) just not good enough,” Harden said. “Obviously chemistry, talent-wise, just everything. And it was clear, like I said, these last few games. They just, from the beginning of the game, they were just aggressive. Veteran team, obviously, championship team, one of the best teams that we have in this league. “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.” Cousins heard...
    James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the second half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on December 05, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.Vaughn Ridley | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images If the Brooklyn Nets knew for sure they'd land James Harden, perhaps the club might've held off on a deal with Motorola and driven a harder bargain. The jersey patch deal would be worth more with three prominent players over two. That's the brand power of a National Basketball Association superstar. And Harden is sure to give the Nets more brand appeal once he arrives on the New York City basketball scene, while the James Dolan-owned Knicks can only watch. The Nets are completing a transaction that will land Harden, the 2018 NBA MVP, in a trade with the Houston Rockets that involves two other teams, six different players, four...
    Before Wednesday, the Rockets’ future belonged to the Thunder. Oklahoma City holds two first-round swap rights and two top-five protected picks through 2026, making it a parasite to Houston’s impending rebuild. But by trading James Harden to the Nets for a strong draft return, the Rockets began to escape the corner they had been boxed into. They might soon have years with multiple lottery picks, a possibility not on the table before the Harden blockbuster. Houston never wanted to lose its top player, but under the circumstances, the deal was probably necessary to kickstart a youth movement. The team also received Victor Oladipo on an expiring contract in the four-team Harden deal by flipping Caris LeVert to Indiana. Here’s what the Rockets have to work with through 2026. MORE: NBA players react to James Harden trade Rockets draft picks after James Harden trade Here’s the complete list of future first-round...
    No, there’s no teeth to Bradley Beal trade rumors yet, but NBA fans can dream. After James Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a four-team mega-deal, NBA fans wondered who would be the next start-caliber player dealt. While there’s plenty of choices, the most popular may be Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. Pls pic.twitter.com/zGEzQodvPw — happy clipper fan (7-4) (@213Clipset) January 13, 2021 Joining the Clippers would seriously rival the Lakers for LA supremacy. You get the picture. As persuasive as these amateur photoshops are, Beal isn’t going anywhere right now. But we appreciate the creativity. Next: Houston Rockets finally find a deal, trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets
    Getty Images James Harden is heading to the Brooklyn Nets In a winter four-team blockbuster mega-deal for the ages between the Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, and Cleveland Cavaliers the 2018 NBA MVP James Harden is heading to the Brooklyn Nets team form a star-studded trio alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The day after Harden publically expressed the Rockets weren’t “good enough” following Houston’s 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston granted James’ wish. In exchange for Harden, the Nets sent the rights to swap four future first-round picks (in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027) to Houston. According to multiple reports, Houston will also have to right to swap first-round picks with Brooklyn in 2022, 2024, and 2026, per Sports Illustrated. Also, the Pacers, who traded Victor Oladipo to the Rockets, will also receive Dante Exum from the Cavs. The Pacers added offensive firepower in...
    James Harden broke an old promise by forcing a trade to the Nets. After the superstar was traded to Brooklyn on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal, an old interaction Harden had with a Rockets fan resurfaced. “Never ever ever ever ever leave Houston @JHarden13 !!!!!,” @edgarguerrero23 wrote to the eight-time All-Star in 2017. “Promise I won’t. #Rocket4Life,” the 31-year-old Harden shot back. A lot has changed since then. At the time, Harden and the Rockets were entering the 2017-18 season with a huge boost after adding star point guard Chris Paul. But the Rockets fell to the Warriors in the conference finals following that season, and never sniffed the NBA Finals again, falling short in the semifinals the next two seasons. Harden grew disgruntled in Houston after last season, and the 2018 MVP made it clear he wanted out. The 31-year-old in November rejected a contract...
    On Tuesday night, James Harden told reporters he didn’t think his situation in Houston could be fixed. Less than 24 hours later, Harden is on his way to Brooklyn. The Rockets are sending Harden to the Nets as part of a four-team deal also involving the Cavaliers and Pacers, according to multiple reports. The 76ers appeared to be the favorites to land the eight-time All-Star as trade conversations picked up Wednesday, but Houston ultimately accepted Brooklyn’s offer, which includes immense draft compensation. What does this deal mean for the Cavaliers, Nets, Pacers and Rockets? Here is a breakdown of blockbuster trade. MORE: Why does Kyrie Irving keep missing games? James Harden trade grades Cavaliers receive: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince Nets receive: James Harden, second-round pick Pacers receive: Caris LeVert, second-round pick Rockets receive: Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, Victor Oladipo, four first-round picks (all unprotected), four first-round pick swaps (all unprotected) ...
    James Harden wasn’t the only disgruntled Rocket. see also James Harden trade: Where players are headed in blockbuster deal The dust has settled and several players are on their... The Athletic recently reported that P.J. Tucker was “irate” with the $8 million he is making in the final season of his contract. Now, with Harden traded to the Nets, it is possible that Tucker could be the next one out of Houston. The site reported on Wednesday that several teams have inquired about the veteran forward’s availability and are interested in acquiring him. The 35-year-old is a traditional 3-and-D forward who was the emotional glue of a Rockets team that consistently competed for an NBA title in recent years. The Rockets’ desire to trade Tucker could be based on how they view the rest of this season. With Harden gone and now loaded with draft picks, do they...
    More On: brooklyn nets Nets barely have enough players to face Knicks Breaking down the Nets’ James Harden stunner James Harden breaks promise to Rockets fan: ‘Speechless’ James Harden trade shakes up NBA Twitter: ‘Sheesh!’ Triple threats In a blockbuster trade Wednesday afternoon, the Nets landed eight-time All-Star James Harden, creating the most talented big three in the NBA by pairing Harden with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Here is a look at the top trios of the 21st century and how they performed together: Heat, 2010-14: LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade This worked out extremely well. The trio reached the NBA Finals each of the four years they played together, won it all twice and had three seasons of at least 54 victories. Warriors, 2016-19: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson The addition of Durant took the Warriors from great to almost...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Impeachment: How Democrats fast-tracked incitement of insurrection charge against Trump New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets live stream, TV channel, start time, prediction, odds, how to watch the NBA The Brooklyn Nets will host the New York Knicks from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night in NBA action. The big news coming out of Brooklyn this afternoon is that James Harden will be coming to the rescue after the four-team trade that happened today. © Provided by For The Win The Nets are playing a back to back tonight after taking down the Nuggets last night 122-116 and will look for a win to get back on the right side of .500. Meanwhile, the Knicks are coming off a 109-88 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday and will look to get to .500 with a win tonight. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools:...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Impeachment: How Democrats fast-tracked incitement of insurrection charge against Trump Biggest winners and losers of the James Harden trade The move everyone has been waiting for. James Harden has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster four-team deal that shakes up the foundation of the NBA as we know it. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn now forms a super team in the truest sense of the term with Harden, Kevin Durant and the embattled Kyrie Irving. The Rockets start anew with four future first-round picks. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers made out big time by acquiring stud young center Jarrett Allen in the deal. These are among the biggest winners and losers from Wednesday’s mammoth James Harden blockbuster trade to the Brooklyn Nets.Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers make out like bandits with Jarrett AllenCleveland general manager Koby...
    Getty Images What a turn of events. We recorded most of the “Fullcourt on Flatbush” podcast with Robin Lundberg and Kerry Kittles focusing on the Kyrie Irving saga. It quickly took a turn later in the afternoon when the Nets landed James Harden in a blockbuster four-team trade. The guys opened the show breaking down the deal and what it means for the Nets, before getting into the Irving situation with Brian Scalabrine and Brian Lewis.        Fullcourt on Flatbush Opening Segment with Kerry & Robin: Nets land James Harden in a four-team trade with the Rockets, Cavaliers and Pacers. Did the Nets give up too much? Are there concerns about Harden’s weight and what happened in Houston? Can he mesh with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving? Some fans will be disappointed because of all they gave up. Nets will have no problems...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Trump impeachment faces uphill climb in Senate. It could all come down to McConnell. DeMarcus Cousins ripped James Hardens disrespect and approach to the season amid a trade request © Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP Images DeMarcus Cousins. Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP Images DeMarcus Cousins criticized James Harden's behavior with the Rockets during his trade request. Cousins said Harden has been disrespectful throughout the season, referring to Harden's approach to training camp and partying away from the team. On Wednesday, the Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Not everyone on the Houston Rockets appreciated James Harden's handling of his trade request. On Wednesday, center DeMarcus Cousins criticized Harden's behavior throughout the season. Hours later, Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade. On Tuesday,...
    Over the last few months, James Harden has been at the core of a plethora of rumors around his future with the Houston Rockets. Despite the former MVP already demanding a trade a few weeks ago, Harden is still a part of the Rockets. He and Houston are hosting the LA Lakers for back-to-back games at the Toyota Center. After being completely outplayed by the purple and gold in their last fixture, the Rockets are looking for a revenge game. However, it appears as if their superstar James Harden is not in his best shape. A short clip of Harden warming up prior to the game surfaced where he looked a little bulky. This led to the announcers subtly calling the Beard out by saying, “James Harden definitely had a pre-game meal.” Following the call-out by the announcer, NBA fans on Twitter reacted to Harden not being in in-game shape....
    The Nets will have a very short bench Wednesday night. Between trading for James Harden and various injuries and absences, the Nets will have just nine players suiting up for Wednesday’s matchup with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The NBA requires eight players for a team to play. Coach Steve Nash will have to cobble together a lineup featuring some combination of Bruce Brown, Chris Chiozza, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Reggie Perry and Landry Shamet. Gone from the lineup after Tuesday’s three-team trade for Harden — who will be subject to COVID-19 protocols before suiting up — are Caris LeVert (traded to Indiana via Houston), Jarrett Allen (Cavaliers), Tauren Prince (Rockets), and Rodion Kurucs (Rockets). Kyrie Irving (personal reasons), Tyler Johnson (health and safety protocols), Nic Claxton (knee) and Spencer Dinwiddie (ACL) are unavailable for Tuesday’s tilt.
    More On: brooklyn nets Breaking down the Nets’ James Harden stunner James Harden breaks ‘promise’ to Rockets fan with Nets trade James Harden trade shakes up NBA Twitter: ‘Sheesh!’ James Harden trade: Where players are headed in blockbuster deal The Nets will have a very short bench Wednesday night. Between trading for James Harden and various injuries and absences, the Nets will have just nine players suiting up for Wednesday’s matchup with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The NBA requires eight players for a team to play. Coach Steve Nash will have to cobble together a lineup featuring some combination of Bruce Brown, Chris Chiozza, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Reggie Perry and Landry Shamet. Gone from the lineup after Tuesday’s three-team trade for Harden — who will be subject to COVID-19 protocols before suiting up — are Caris LeVert (traded to Indiana...
    Getty Images What a turn of events. We recorded most of the “Fullcourt on Flatbush” podcast with Robin Lundberg and Kerry Kittles focusing on the Kyrie Irving saga. It quickly took a turn later in the afternoon when the Nets landed James Harden in a blockbuster four-team trade. The guys opened the show breaking down the deal and what it means for the Nets, before getting into the Irving situation with Brian Scalabrine and Brian Lewis.        Fullcourt on Flatbush Opening Segment with Kerry & Robin: Nets land James Harden in a four-team trade with the Rockets, Cavaliers and Pacers. Did the Nets give up too much? Are there concerns about Harden’s weight and what happened in Houston? Can he mesh with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving? Some fans will be disappointed because of all they gave up. Nets will have no problems scoring....
    Wizards star Bradley Beal tweeted: “WOW.” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell echoed Beal, simply writing “WHOA,” with a laughing emoji, and Lakers forward Jared Dudley tweeted: “Sheesh!!!!!!!“ The reactions were flying on social media after a three-team blockbuster deal landed All-Star guard James Harden in Brooklyn to form an explosive big three with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, whenever he returns from his personal leave of absence. ESPN personality Mina Kimes posted a gif of a chef putting french fries in an exploding plot and wrote: “Brooklyn adding Harden to the Nets locker room.” Television writer Eric Stangel joked: “Even I got 2 first round picks from Brooklyn in the Harden deal.” Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum: tweeted: “Right before my nap huh . Most entertaining sport in the business.” McCollum’s Portland teammate Damian Lillard weighed in, as well: “That’s a lot of firepower in Brooklyn.” The reactions were...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers (right), and James Harden It was a deal involving a superstar player, James Harden, for the Houston Rockets, going to an Eastern Conference team, the Brooklyn Nets, with another team—the Cavaliers—involved. There was a subsequent deal, too, with the Indiana Pacers moving Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for Caris Levert. There was, on the surface, nothing to do with LeBron James and/or the Lakers in the Wednesday blockbuster trade that sent Harden to Brooklyn and shook up the NBA. And yet, in the aftermath of the trade, it seemed that it was all about LeBron James. That was especially true for one of his most consistent and harshest critics—Skip Bayless of Undisputed on Fox Sports. Bayless’ response to the prospect of putting together James Harden: “Say goodnight, LeBron.” Say goodnight, LeBron. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 13, 2021 Well, that is certainly saying...
    DeMarcus Cousins. Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP Images DeMarcus Cousins criticized James Harden's behavior with the Rockets during his trade request. Cousins said Harden has been disrespectful throughout the season, referring to Harden's approach to training camp and partying away from the team. On Wednesday, the Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Not everyone on the Houston Rockets appreciated James Harden's handling of his trade request. On Wednesday, center DeMarcus Cousins criticized Harden's behavior throughout the season. Hours later, Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade. On Tuesday, following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Harden essentially made his trade request public by saying the Rockets are not good enough, that he has done all he can for the team, and that the situation isn't fixable. Harden called the situation in...
    Metro to close 13 stations for a week amid threats of inauguration violence Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise Nets acquire James Harden in four-team trade, Rockets get Victor Oladipo and four first-round picks Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden had been expressing frustration with that franchise and pushing for a trade for a while, making that particularly explicit with comments that the team was “just not good enough” and “I don’t think it can be fixed” after a 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night (seen above). In that loss, Harden scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the field (31.3%) and 1-of-6 shooting from three-point range (16.7%). Well, on Wednesday, Harden got his wish to leave Houston, doing so thanks to a four-team megatrade. Here’s more on that from Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: © Provided by The Comeback James Harden...
    The trades didn’t stop after the Nets’ blockbuster for James Harden. After it was reported that the Nets were shipping Caris LeVert to the Rockets, Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince to the Cavaliers and three-first rounders as part of the three-team deal, The Athletic reported that LeVert wouldn’t be a Rocket after all. LeVert instead was traded along with a second-round pick to the Pacers for two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo. LeVert, the fifth-year Net, was averaging 18.5 points per game this season in Brooklyn. Oladipo, the 28-year-old guard, was the subject of trade rumors this past offseason. He is averaging 20 points per game this season.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him with Kevin Durant and gives him the move that he has sought for weeks, said a person with knowledge of the situation.Harden is going to the Nets as part of a four-team deal that also involves Indiana and Cleveland, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the trade call with the NBA - which signs off on all deals - has not been completed.At least four draft picks and additional pick swaps are also part of the deal, the person said. Other key players: Victor Oladipo goes from Indiana to Houston, and Caris Levert goes from Brooklyn to Indiana, the person said, adding that Cleveland was also part of the massive trade.The deal was struck less...
    The dust has settled and several players are on their way to new teams in the wake of the NBA’s four-team James Harden blockbuster. The trade reunites Harden with his former Oklahoma Thunder teammate Kevin Durant in Brooklyn, and adds to an offense that also includes Kyrie Irving. see also Rockets trade James Harden to Nets in NBA blockbuster Brooklyn finally landed James Harden, and its Big 3. The... Harden wasn’t the only player on the move. Seven players will be wearing new jerseys, with up to nine draft picks changing hands, as well. Here’s who’s going where: Brooklyn Nets James Harden, 2024 second-round pick (from Cavaliers) Houston Rockets Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, three Brooklyn first-rounders (2022, 2024, 2026), Milwaukee’s first-round pick (2022, unprotected), 4 Brooklyn first-round swaps (2021, 2023, 2025, 2027) Indiana Pacers Caris LeVert, second-round pick Cleveland Cavaliers Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince Filed under...
    Opinion: Nothing will be allowed to stop Joe Bidens inauguration US bans all cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang over slave labor James Harden heading to Nets, Victor Oladipo to Rockets in blockbuster trade The Houston Rockets resolved their James Harden problem. How the Brooklyn Nets are handling the Kyrie Irving situation Nets Wire See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Nets open up as 2021 Eastern Conference Championship favorites Nets Wire Click to expand Replay Video Nets open up as 2021 Eastern Conference Championship favorites Even with a healthy Kyrie Irving, sportsbooks never took the Nets seriously in 2019-20 with Kevin Durant sidelined as he rehabbed his surgically repaired right Achilles. But the star forward is going to take the floor for Brooklyn in 2020-21. So is the Nets’ star point guard following the rehab of his...
    The Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden on Wednesday and everyone on Twitter has lost their minds over the news.  If you were hoping for a quiet Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Rockets have thrown those plans upside down, as the team just finalized a blockbuster deal that will send James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.  Harden leaving Houston has basically been in the works for weeks now, as he’s made it more than clear he’s not happy with the Rockets and was looking for a fresh start elsewhere. As soon as news of the trade dropped, NBA fans took to Twitter and people are going nuts.NBA Fans are losing their minds on Twitter following the James Harden tradeKevin DurantJames HardenKyrie IrvingJoe HarrisDeAndre Jordan UNREAL. ???? pic.twitter.com/opK5piigSF — Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 13, 2021 WOW pic.twitter.com/ur1tQuBjFs — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 13, 2021 REPORT: To keep James Harden, Kevin Durant and...
    Getty James Harden is reuniting with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. After months of rumors, James Harden is joining an already loaded Brooklyn Nets roster after the team agreed to a blockbuster four-way trade with the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The move comes less than 24 hours after Harden appeared to give a brief farewell address to Houston noting the Rockets are “just not good enough.” “[The Rockets are] just not good enough,” Harden said, per USA Today. “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.” Here is an updated look at the Nets projected starting lineup, depth chart and roster with Harden. Nets Roster & Starting Lineup With James HardenC: DeAndre Jordan, Nicolas Claxton PF: Kevin Durant, Jeff Green SF: James...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him with Kevin Durant and gives him the move that he has sought for weeks, said a person with knowledge of the situation. Harden is going to the Nets as part of a four-team deal that also involves Indiana and Cleveland, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the trade call with the NBA — which signs off on all deals — has not been completed. At least four draft picks and additional pick swaps are also part of the deal, the person said. Other key players: Victor Oladipo goes from Indiana to Houston, and Caris Levert goes from Brooklyn to Indiana, the person said, adding that Cleveland was also part of the massive trade. The deal was...
    HOUSTON (AP) — AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More On: brooklyn nets Nets acquiring James Harden in blockbuster trade Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving should retire from basketball Rockets mulling Nets’ James Harden offer amid Kyrie Irving drama Kevin Durant planning on another Nets’ first The trades didn’t stop after the Nets’ blockbuster for James Harden. After it was reported that the Nets were shipping Caris LeVert to the Rockets, Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to the Cavaliers and three-first rounders as part of the three-team deal, The Athletic reported that LeVert wouldn’t be a Rocket after all. LeVert instead was traded along with a second-round pick to the Pacers for two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo. LeVert, the fifth-year Net, was averaging 18.5 points per game this season in Brooklyn. Oladipo, the 28-year-old guard, was the subject of trade rumors this past offseason. He is averaging 20 points per game this offseason. Filed under brooklyn nets...
    Election Star Jessica Campbell Dies at 38 as Costar Reese Witherspoon Mourns the Actress How the Pandemic Has Changed Banking – Maybe Forever MVP Race: Nikola Jokic takes over top spot As most teams hit the 10-game benchmark, the NBA’s top stars are beginning to statistically separate themselves from the pack, and although it’s still way too early to have any serious takes on who will be the 2020-21 league MVP, it’s not difficult to determine who’d be leading the race if we were asked to vote today. © Provided by HoopsHype nba 2020-21 mvp rankings nikola jokic kevin durant lebron james As such, our entire team voted on who we believe the Top-15 players of the 2020-21 season have been to this point, and we averaged out the votes to make a new edition of our MVP rankings. Let’s get right into it. MORE:NBA Twitter: The latest on...
    The Houston Rockets have reportedly traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive three-way deal that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers. Houston will get players Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four first-round picks and four pick swaps in the deal, according to a report shared by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarkowski and Ramona Shelburne. LaVert will end up with the Indiana Pacers and Houston will end up with Victor Oladipo, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. (RELATED: REPORT: James Harden Find $50,000 For Violating The NBA’s Coronavirus Rules) Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks — and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs. https://t.co/qM0ZDH4dH3 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021 “Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland....
    The Brooklyn Nets traded for James Harden to pair with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers a threat for the NBA championship. If LeBron and the Lakers are going to win back-to-back titles, the Nets may be the ones with the best chance of stopping that pursuit. The Nets made a blockbuster trade to get James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets and didn’t have to give up Kyrie Irving in the process. Caris LeVert is the biggest part of the nucleus given up by the Nets to get the perennial MVP candidate and scoring leader.James Harden makes Nets a legit threat to LeBron, Lakers for NBA crownBrooklyn is 2 games back from the best record in the Eastern Conference. While it’s early in the season, this move was done with one clear goal in mind. The Nets are going all-in to win...
    Just another wild Wednesday in the NBA, courtesy of the Houston Rockets. James Harden made it clear he no longer wanted to play in Houston, which came to a head after the Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Harden essentially left his postgame press conference with a mic drop, stating he no longer felt like he could make this awkward fit work for all parties. With his own teammates now against him, Harden was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets for a haul of picks and young talent. But Houston wasn’t done yet. The Rockets went ahead and flipped Caris LeVert, a young scoring guard who they’d just acquired courtesy of the Nets, for former All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers. The Indiana Pacers are moving Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for package around Caris LeVert, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Brooklyn Nets are acquiring NBA superstar James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN.Harden, a guard on the Houston Rockets, has been in trade talks this past offseason and into the 2021 season. Breaking: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell @wojespn and @ramonashelburne. pic.twitter.com/HcSd6iA3tk— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 13, 2021THIS STORY IS BREAKING NEWS. MORE DETAILS TO COME.----------* More Brooklyn news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts *Follow us on YouTube
    James Harden is officially on the move. The Brooklyn Nets acquired Harden from the Houston Rockets in a three-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday afternoon. In exchange, the Rockets will get Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four first-round picks -- including the Cavaliers’ 2022 first-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks -- and four Nets pick swaps. The Nets will also send Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince to the Cavaliers. Another part of the trade includes the Indiana Pacers, who are moving Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for a package around LeVert.Dan Canova is a Sports Reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @DanCanova
    The Nets are going all in on the present. Brooklyn is trading for Houston Rockets star James Harden in a blockbuster NBA trade involving the Cavaliers and Pacers, according to ESPN. The Rockets are getting four first-round picks and four Nets pick swaps in the deal, and Caris LeVert will also be dealt to Houston. The Rockets, in turn, are flipping LeVert to the Pacers to acquire Victor Oladipo, according to multiple reports. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will go to the Cavaliers, per ESPN. The Nets are giving Houston three unprotected first-round picks in 2022, ’24 and ’26 and are swapping first-round picks in 2021, ’23, ’25 and ’27. Houston will also get a 2022 first-round pick from the Cavaliers via the Bucks. Harden is reunited with former teammate Kevin Durant and creates a new big three with the currently absent Kyrie Irving.
    James Harden. Michael Dwyer/AP Images The Houston Rockets are trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the Nets will send Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, and a package of four first-round draft picks, plus three future picks swaps to the Rockets in exchange for Harden. Harden's behavior and conditioning have been questioned this season following his request, and things with the Rockets were getting ugly. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Houston Rockets are trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal, according to multiple reports. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Nets will reportedly send Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, and a package of four first-round draft picks, plus three future picks swaps to the Rockets in exchange for Harden. Charania reported that it's possible that other teams are involved. Harden requested a...
    The Nets are going all in on the present. Brooklyn is trading for Houston Rockets star James Harden in a blockbuster NBA trade in a three-way trade with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN. The Rockets are getting four first-round picks and four Nets pick swaps in the deal, and Caris LeVert will also be dealt to Houston. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will go to the Cavaliers, per ESPN. Harden is reunited with former teammate Kevin Durant and creates a new big three with the currently absent Kyrie Irving. Filed under brooklyn nets ,  caris levert ,  houston rockets ,  james harden ,  jarrett allen ,  1/13/21
    After the worst day for virus deaths, this summer could be dramatically better Florida adds nearly 14,000 COVID-19 cases and 169 resident deaths as positivity rate dips DeMarcus Cousins is Done With James Harden © Provided by The Big Lead Demarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images DeMarcus Cousins sound like he's finished with James Harden. The Houston Rockets center unloaded on his teammate Wednesday and made it sound like he doesn't want to play with Harden again. Here's what Cousins said: DeMarcus Cousins: "My interest is to play with John Wall, to be brutally honest. ...The (Harden) disrespect started way before. This isn't something that, you know, all of a sudden started last night. ...It's completely unfair to the rest of the guys in the locker room."— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 13, 2021He added the following: DeMarcus Cousins on if the Rockets...
    After weeks of discussion, pivots and listless basketball, the Houston Rockets have traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.  The Rockets did what they could to salvage their future with James Harden, but ultimately it wasn’t to be. Trade rumors began popping this fall when Russell Westbrook requested a trade, citing frustration with the organization. It was assumed Harden would be traded quickly as well but the Rockets couldn’t find a deal they liked and carried him into the season, hoping to make it work. After a 17-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden spoke briefly with the media, saying, “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.” That seemed to be the breaking point and less than 24 hours later, the Rockets have agreed to trade Harden to the Brooklyn Nets....
    (CBSNewYork)- The Brooklyn Nets made a big change to the roster Wednesday, reportedly acquiring guard James Harden in a trade with the Houston Rockets. Breaking: The Houston Rockets are trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021 The trade is the culmination of months of speculation surrounding Harden and the Rockets after the former MVP reportedly told the organization in the offseason that he wanted out of Houston. After a recent loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Harden said that the Rockets were “just not good enough” and that he didn’t believe the team could improve to the point of being a championship contender. He now joins a Nets team that is (team record) and is hoping to contend for a championship. The 31-year-old Harden has started eight games for the Rockets this season averaging 24.8 points, 5.1 rebounds...
    Only nine games into the 2020-21 season, it appears James Harden’s time in Houston is over. Trade talks escalated quickly after Harden took the podium Tuesday night following the Rockets’ loss to the Lakers and essentially put his trade request directly into the microphone. “I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can,” Harden said. “I mean, this situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed. Thanks.” Now the Rockets seem determined to ship out the eight-time All-Star as soon as possible. Which trade suitor will land Harden? And how much will it cost to get him? Sporting News will keep you up to date on the latest rumors and speculation below. MORE: Harden didn’t do everything he could for the Rockets James Harden trade rumors, news Rockets keeping James Harden away until trade is done Team: Houston Rockets Rumor: As the Rockets weigh...
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    D.C. boosts efforts to distribute coronavirus vaccine as demand outpaces supply across region The truth is out there … perhaps: CIA releases thousands of UFO files Should the 76ers or Nets trade for James Harden? A debate After James Harden ripped the Houston Rockets publicly after a loss on Tuesday night and the franchise sent Harden home instead of having him practice, it’s all become clear that a trade is probably imminent. © Provided by For The Win According to a report from The Athletic, that’s true. Shams Charania and Sam Amick report two teams — the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets — are “finalists” for the services of the eight-time All-Star. There are some reports on what each side could be offering, which we’ll get to. But which team should acquire Harden? We had a little debate about it at For The Win between Mike Sykes and Charles Curtis,...
    James Harden has quit What James Harden is doing right now in the NBA has to be some other form of performance art. “We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games,” Harden told reporters following another lackluster performance in his team’s fourth loss in five games. He finished his blunt news conference by saying, “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything that I can. I mean, this situation, it’s crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed, so, yeah, thanks.” Let’s unpack all of this nonsense, starting with this declaration: “I’ve literally done everything that I can.” Listen, man, I get it. This entire season, played under the dark cloud of a raging pandemic, is a lot. But you, James Harden, cannot possibly believe you have done everything, because you literally have done not...
    DeMarcus Cousins has clearly grown frustrated with how James Harden has handled all of the drama with the Houston Rockets.  It only feels like a matter of time before the Houston Rockets trade James Harden either to the Brooklyn Nets or the Philadelphia 76ers. When that moment does come, fans will be excited for life after Harden. As it turns out, multiple Houston players are ready for him to leave town as well. First, John Wall called out his teammate for bringing so much drama to the team. Now, you can add veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins to the list. Straight up, Cousins is sick and tired of how Harden has handled his situation with the team. ‘Boogie’ didn’t hold back in letting Harden know exactly how he feels. DeMarcus Cousins: "My interest is to play with John Wall, to be brutally honest. …The (Harden) disrespect started way before. This...
    NBA : HOME • TR (Turkish) • NBA news • James Harden: The Nets’ Offer and What The Rockets Want From Sixers Revealed! 2021-01-13T20:30:53+00:002021-01-13T20:30:53+00:002021-01-13T20:30:53+00:00. Semih Tuna 13 / Father / 21 20:30 Eurohoops.net Semih Tuna James Harden is very close to leaving the Houston Rockets. By Eurohoops Team / [email protected] “We’re not good enough,” James Harden said at a press conference after the Los Angeles Lakers game. I love this city. I’ve done everything I can to date. However, the situation we are in is crazy. I do not think this situation will return to its old state ”. For the superstar, who repeated his wish to leave the team with these words in front of the media, Houston Rockets management decided to keep the player away from the team until the exchange...
    Getty Images James Harden and the Houston Rockets are splitsville but will the Boston Celtics step in with an offer? When it comes to assessing the potential James Harden to Boston situation; there are two questions you need to ask yourself: One, is the Boston Celtics a surefire title-contending team with the likes of Harden? And two, can the Celtics win a title with its current team intact? Further complicating things; it’s safe to say neither is anywhere close to a guarantee – which is what makes the decision all the more difficult. For most Celtics fans; they’re torn.Decisions, Decisions: James Harden To Boston For Jaylen Brown Or No Harden To Celtics At All?Torn between seeing their favorite team trade away one half of a young, bright tandem in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Or, they’re just not sold on the idea of seeing Harden donning green-and-white and...
    Getty Images James Harden and the Houston Rockets are splitsville but will the Boston Celtics step in with an offer? When it comes to assessing the potential James Harden to Boston situation; there are two questions you need to ask yourself: One, is the Boston Celtics a surefire title-contending team with the likes of Harden? And two, can the Celtics win a title with its current team intact? Further complicating things; it’s safe to say neither is anywhere close to a guarantee – which is what makes the decision all the more difficult. For most Celtics fans; they’re torn.Decisions, Decisions: James Harden To Boston For Jaylen Brown Or No Harden To Celtics At All?Torn between seeing their favorite team trade away one half of a young, bright tandem in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Or, they’re just not sold on the idea of seeing Harden donning green-and-white and...
    Kansas game warden frees tangled deer with singe gunshot Republicans decry new metal detectors, citing 2nd Amendment rights James Harden is about to get traded to the Nets or 76ers A James Harden trade is coming, and there are reportedly only two teams seriously vying for the superstar guard: the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. © Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets trade of Harden “could culminate quickly,” according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. While the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors have reportedly expressed interest, Charania reports that Brooklyn and Philadelphia have emerged as the only suitors who continue to pursue acquiring Harden in earnest. Harden has struggled at the start of the new season, but he’s still putting up numbers that place him among the league’s elite. Even after four straight games of scoring 20 points or fewer, the longest such streak of his career, Harden...
    James Harden looks to be solidifying efforts to get him moved from the Houston Rockets. The nearly decade-long relationship between Harden and the franchise has become untenable, and Harden is not shying away from talking about it. Harden had openly requested a trade away from Houston in the off-season. However, with two years on his contract, Houston hasn’t hurried to fulfill this request. Harden had a massive game to start the season, but the team has started faltering now. They are 3-6 and were just beaten by the Lakers, who had 70 points by half-time. Harden wasn’t holding any punches back in his post-game interviews. He called his team ‘not good enough’ and said that he has tried everything. Houston added John Wall in place of Russell Westbrook in the off-season. Other additions like Christian Wood are playing high-level basketball, but it isn’t enough. DeMarcus Cousins is still acclimatizing himself...
    James Harden wants out of Houston more than ever, with Brooklyn still very much his preferred destination. And now there are signs that a potential Nets blockbuster move for the Rockets star is heating back up. A source had confirmed to The Post that Rockets owner Tilman Fertita wasn’t enamored with the players that Brooklyn had to offer – Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince, etc. But in the wake of Harden’s recent comments and Kyrie Irving’s week-long personal drama, things could well be changing. After Houston has canvassed the league, the Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are the finalists for a potential Harden deal that could come off quickly. Brooklyn is preparing an offer of all its future first-round picks and pick swaps, according to The Athletic. Could an Irving-Harden swap fix both teams? Or at least give them a chance to exchange headaches? Such a deal does now...
    The final score of Tuesday night’s game between the Lakers and Rockets belied just how thoroughly Los Angeles dominated Houston. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Co. jumped out to a 35-14 advantage by the end of the first quarter and led by as many as 30 points in the third on the way to a 117-100 victory. The Rockets sat on their bench in despair. The Lakers hopped out of their seats to celebrate when James launched a corner 3-pointer and turned toward his bench while the ball was still in the air. MORE: NBA fans react to Harden’s postgame bombshell So when Harden arrived at the podium after the loss, his general demeanor and tone didn’t shock anyone. Houston has lost four of its past five games (3-6 overall, 14th in the Western Conference), and Harden is averaging just 17.4 points and shooting 37.8 percent from the field in that span. “[We’re] just not good...
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    The rumors surrounding James Harden wanting out of Houston were solidified Tuesday night after the Rockets star expressed little faith in his team following back-to-back losses against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Offseason reports indicated that Harden was asking for a trade. After showing up late to training camp, Harden’s season began and talk of being traded seemed to die down. HAWKS-SUNS GAME LATEST TO BE CALLED OFF BY NBA AMID VIRUS But it all surfaced this week after the Rockets suffered two blowout losses against the Lakers.  "We're not even close, honestly, to, obviously, the defending champions and all the other elite teams out there," Harden said during his postgame presser. "I mean, you can tell the difference in these last two games." "We're just not good enough. Chemistry, talent-wise, just everything," he continued. "I love this city. I've literally done everything that I can. The situation, it's crazy. It’s...
    Getty Duncan Robinson of the Miami Heat speaks to the media during 2020 NBA All-Star - Practice & Media Day at Wintrust Arena on February 15, 2020. While many NBA players, such as Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler, claim to never read the media’s spin on league analysis or trade rumors, his teammate, Duncan Robinson, admitted that it’s sometimes impossible to escape the news when you’re phone is constantly blowing up with links to articles. Robinson, 26, broke his silence on the ever swirling rumors on the Heat possibly trading for Houston Rockets star James Harden, and how his name, along with fellow Heat starter Tyler Herro, have been tossed into the discussion as enticing trade bait. While speaking with J.J. Redick on The Old Man and The Three podcast, Robinson acknowledged the “challenge” of staying focused on the game while being inundated with gossip reports that your...
    Getty James Harden, left, of the Houston Rockets It was the press conference that shook the NBA world. We all knew, of course, that Rockets star James Harden is unhappy in Houston and that the Rockets have been actively seeking to find a trade for Harden. But Harden threw a grenade into the works on Tuesday night after the Rockets were drubbed by the Lakers for a second straight time. Appearing before the media for just a bit less than two minutes, Harden said, simply, “We’re just not good enough. Chemistry, talent-wise, everything. It was clear these last few games from the beginning of the game. (The Lakers) were just aggressive. A veteran team, obviously, a championship team. One of the best teams we have in this league. ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lakers newsletter here! Sign...
    Getty James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets. The Houston Rockets are “just not good enough.” Or that’s at least what embattled superstar James Harden believes. Following a 17-point defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, the Rockets now own the second-to-worst record in the West. And by the sound of it, the eight-time All-Star doesn’t see room for much improvement on the horizon. “We’re just not good enough. Chemistry, talent-wise. And it was clear these last two games,” Harden said, after dropping his second consecutive game to the Lakers. “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.” As you could expect, Harden’s comments opened the floodgates to trade chatter across the NBA landscape. However, NBC Sports Boston’s Darren Hartwell, believes that we’d be better off zeroing in a specific...
    James Harden’s postgame comments have reinflamed trade speculation. We’ve been circling this for weeks so we went deep with a few trade ideas off the beaten path. Just a few days ago, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer was reporting that the Houston Rockets were “growing more confident” that James Harden would be happy sticking around for the rest of the season. It was a gust of cold air on trade rumors and speculation that had been red hot just a few weeks before. Then, Tuesday night, after an ugly 17-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, James Harden made the briefest of postgame statements: “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.” And just like that, the trade talk heat is back up to 11. The James Harden trade shenanigans have been percolating since early in...
    Getty Images John Wall claps back at James Harden following losing to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night For James Harden and the Houston Rockets, the end is quickly approaching. The 2018 NBA MVP went public with his desire to leave Houston – a trade demand that was speculated during the off-season, well before reports confirmed what was going on behind the scenes. And now, it appears both sides have reached the point of no return following the Rockets’ 117-100 loss to the champion Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night. Perhaps, the blowout loss was a striking reaffirmation of The Beard; of just how far behind the Rockets are to competing at the same level as the returning champs.John Wall Calls Out James Harden: ‘You Want To Jump Off The Cliff Off Of Nine Games?’Unlike Harden, John Wall sees things differently in Houston. Wall opened up about his...
    Getty James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets. The inevitable may be upon us. After months of speculation and rumors, a 17-point loss to the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers looks to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Eight-time All-Star James Harden took to the podium post-game on Tuesday night to publicly voice his displeasure with the Houston Rockets organization. Harden’s comments turned the basketball world on its head, leaving beat writers, insiders and fans alike firing up the NBA trade machine to draw up trade packages that could potentially yield the disgruntled superstar.  Yet, realistically there are only a handful of teams that have enough capital (i.e.: high-end talent, quality depth and draft picks), to even pique Houston’s interest. One of those teams just so happens to be the Boston Celtics. Follow the Heavy on Celtics Facebook page for all the latest stories, rumors and viral...
    John Wall took issue with James Harden’s pessimism.  The Houston Rockets are spiraling out of control this season, as James Harden’s trade request and subsequent lack of effort led to the Rockets looking completely non-competitive against the Los Angeles Lakers. With Harden going scorched earth on the organization, calling the situation “crazy” and “not good enough”, John Wall has taken a stance against his teammate, hinting that Harden himself is to blame for the rocky start. Wall was not in the mood to entertain Harden’s defeatist attitude, claiming that wins are hard to come by when a player like Harden isn’t all-in on trying to help the team succeed. Wall: When you have certain guys that don’t want to buy in, it’s hard. — Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 13, 2021 John Wall is having a fine season in spite of James HardenThis is a pivotal season for Wall, as he...
    New York : No doubt James Harden is one of the best players to ever step on a court in the NBA. His offensive dominance and impressive records endorse it and His brilliant figure and great personality stands out above all in the Houston Rockets, even above Russell Westbrook who ended up going to the not wanting to share the limelight with “La Barba”. But what is striking on the day of today is not your incredibly effective shot of three, his feints that always end in points, your rival’s psychological dominance, no, this time what is on everyone’s lips is something much more mundane: her prominent belly. That James Harden is like this gives me hope that one day I will be able to fulfill my dream of playing in the NBApic.twitter.com/KMmXY9uABe – Acor (@ Acor1597) January 13, 2021 Something important to note is that Harden’s performance...
    This is just not the year for the Houston Rockets. Firstly, there was the James Harden fiasco that went on throughout the offseason and the beginning of training camp. And now, it seems like they aren’t the same dominant Houston team we know. They are at the bottom of the West, with underrated teams like the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings ahead of them. However, John Wall seems to know the problem behind this. Crushing defeat at the hands of the Lakers Harden came up big when the season started, but Houston started slipping back after. They are holding a terrible 3-6 record and just suffered a humiliating 117-100 defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers. This came after LeBron scored 26 points against a team that was trailing almost throughout the game. In fact, by halftime, the purple and gold had 70 points on the scoreboard. Even Anthony Davis finished...
    It didn’t take long for one teammate to respond to James Harden’s rant about the unfixable Rockets. John Wall, who was acquired for Russell Westbrook this offseason, gave a hint at how challenging it has been for the team to come together.  “I think it’s been a little rocky, can’t lie about that,” Wall said. “I don’t think it’s been the best it could be, to be honest. That’s all I really could say.” Wall did not specifically call out Harden, but the former MVP has been pushing for a trade out of Houston for months. Harden held out of training camp to start the season and was reportedly taking his frustration out on Rockets teammates at practice. Harden spoke publicly for the first time about his desire to be dealt after Tuesday night’s 117-100 loss to the Lakers dropped the Rockets to 3-6. “I love this city,”...
    James Harden has stolen all the headlines for the night. After walking out of a press conference where he said his team was ‘not good enough‘, the trade mill for Harden has started churning again. While the news has Harden as the center of attention right now, leading into tonight’s games, Kyrie Irving was the one everyone was talking about. Irving hasn’t shown up for work with the Brooklyn Nets for almost a week now and was seen celebrating his sister’s 30th birthday while wearing no mask. This has prompted the NBA to launch an investigation, which means Kyrie may start missing games due to a suspension now. The Brooklyn Nets are said to have finally reached their boiling point with Kyrie. With Harden wanting out of Houston and Kyrie falling into his old habits of creating a negative locker room, should Brooklyn look to swing a trade for James?...
    James Harden appears to be heading for a Houston Rockets exit after his frustrations boiled over following the team’s loss to the Lakers. Harden reportedly wants to be traded to either the Philadelphia 76ers or another contender in the NBA, and the former MVP had a clear message after the Rockets were swept aside by defending champions the Lakers 117-100 on Tuesday. The Rockets star walked out of his postgame news conference, not before telling the media: “I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can. This situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed.” Led by Harden, the Rockets have reached two Western Conference Finals, while Houston have three semifinal appearances since the eight-time All-Star was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. MORE: NBA fans reacts to James Harden’s Rockets bombshell In 2019-20, points scored by Harden and points...
    The Houston Rockets franchise is once back in a huge mess. They are coming off back-to-back losses against the Lakers, and star James Harden has failed to step up. This is not only because of bad form, but also his eagerness to leave, something that the organization has tried to ignore. This bad run of games has seen him go four games with less than 20 points scored. This is the longest streak he has had since 2011-12 when he was in his final season with the OKC Thunder. Tonight, he barely looked interested as well. He shot 5-16 from the field, including 1-6 from the three-point line. He finished the game with a statline of 16 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and head coach Stephen Silas (right) react after a play during the second quarter against...
    James Harden appears to be done with Houston. “I love this city,” Harden told reporters after the Rockets’ 117-100 loss to LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in Houston. “I mean, this situation is crazy. I’ve literally done everything I can. I don’t think it can be fixed.” Harden, who scored just 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the field, has been looking to leave Houston for awhile, and there has been consistent buzz that the Brooklyn Nets could become a landing sport for the perennial All-Star. The Tuesday comments of Harden — who held out at the beginning of training camp — are the closest to a public trade demand he has made, though it has been widely reported he is looking to leave Houston. The Rockets never had a chance in this one, trailing 35-14 at the end of the first quarter. James HardenAP “We’re not...
    More On: nba Knicks star’s woes continue in another rough loss Steve Nash: Nets’ glaring errors a matter of ‘pride’ NBA season will continue after COVID-19 postpones another game LaMelo Ball makes NBA history James Harden appears to be done with Houston. “I love this city,” Harden told reporters after the Rockets’ 117-100 loss to LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in Houston. “I mean, this situation is crazy. I’ve literally done everything I can. I don’t think it can be fixed.” Harden, who scored just 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the field, has been looking to leave Houston for awhile, and there has been consistent buzz that the Brooklyn Nets could become a landing sport for the perennial All-Star. The Tuesday comments of Harden — who held out at the beginning of training camp — are the closest to a public trade demand he has...
    James Harden crystalized his feelings about the Rockets after a 117-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, essentially telling reporters he was no longer interested in being part of the franchise. It had been reported that Harden was unhappy, and that he could try to force a trade this year, but similar NBA disputes have historically played out to their conclusion mostly out of public sight with occasional leaks from agents serving as primary story advancers. When Anthony Davis pushed out of New Orleans in 2019, for example, there was an exit request made and then a whole bunch of awkward silence. Davis never sat in front of cameras and blasted his organization in blunt terms. “(We’re) just not good enough,” Harden said. “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.” MORE: LeBron...
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    Getty James Harden guarding LeBron James. Things are starting to go from bad to worse for the Houston Rockets. They’ve gotten off to a 3-6 start and just got handed two blowout losses by the Los Angeles Lakers. On Sunday, they lost 120-107 and on Tuesday, they lost 117-100. Superstar guard James Harden is in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his career. He’s had four straight games of not scoring over 20 points, which is the first time that’s happened since 2012, via StatMuse. Based on this recent skid, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better. It’s no secret that Harden wants out of Houston. He’s been trying to get traded for several weeks now. The Rockets have yet to grant his request but they may not have a choice. After Tuesday’s loss to Los Angeles, Harden dropped some comments that...
    James Harden’s latest quote is a major “yikes” for the Houston Rockets. James Harden has wanted a trade away from the Houston Rockets for awhile now, and while there was always the possibility that winning would calm the situation, the team’s 3-6 start has put the Beard back in the same spot. After Tuesday’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Harden went to the podium and had a very simple, brief message for the media in virtual attendance: I tried, but I still want out of here. “I love this city,” he said. “I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.” And then he left the podium, essentially dropping the mic on the James Harden era in Houston. James Harden: "I love this city. Ive literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I dont think it can...
    The Rockets appear profoundly broken this season as the James Harden era zooms toward a potentially ugly conclusion. Harden’s play (and off-court conduct) have been questionable, and the parts around him are insufficient. In Tuesday’s 117-100 loss to the Lakers, Harden shot 5-for-16 from the field and 1-for-6 from beyond the arc. This is his worst month in years. Opponents are now taking turns celebrating all over Houston (3-6), a stark change from the days Harden was dropping defenders to the ground and staring at them before hitting shots. LeBron James and the Los Angeles bench had a blast in sending the Rockets to their fourth defeat in five games. On one 3-pointer, James turned around to face his bench before his corner attempt reached the bucket. When the ball dropped through the net, his teammates chased him down the floor laughing. MORE: NBA looking into video of Kyrie Irving at inside event...
    Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden is one of the superstars who are expected to be moved to another team before the 2021 trade deadline. Despite the strong efforts from the Rockets’ front office to convince him to stay, “The Beard” looked determined to leave and start a new journey somewhere else. One of the dark horse landing spots for Harden this season is the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a recent article, Greg Patuto of NBA Analysis Network came up with a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Timberwolves to pair Karl-Anthony Towns with Harden. In the proposed scenario, the Timberwolves would be sending a package that includes D’Angelo Russell, Ricky Rubio, Jarrett Culver, a 2023 first-round pick, a 2025 first-round pick, and a 2027 first-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for Harden, PJ Tucker, and Ben McLemore. “James Harden would be the big name going to the Minnesota...
    Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden is one of the superstars who have been frequently mentioned in various trade speculations. With their inability to win the NBA championship title, Harden has decided to demand a trade from the Rockets, believing that it would best for him to start a new journey with another team. However, more than a month since he expressed his desire to leave Space City, “The Beard” remains an official member of the Rockets. In a recent article, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer gave a major update on the rumors surrounding Harden and his future with the Rockets. As of now, some people around the league are having doubts if team general manager Rafael Stone is really planning to move the All-Star shooting guard before the 2021 trade deadline. As O’Connor noted, there’s a growing optimism inside the organization that “The Beard” will consider finishing the 2020-21...
    Getty ESPN analyst Zach Lowe says Tyler Herro is not untouchable if there’s a chance the Miami Heat can get James Harden from the Rockets. James Harden has named the Heat as one of his preferred trade destinations, and it appears Miami has a strong interest in making that Blockbuster move a reality. The big question is: Who is Pat Riley willing to give up in order to bring “The Beard” to South Beach? The Heat and Rockets have engaged in conversations about Harden, according to Five Reasons Sports Network, and Locked on Heat Podcast‘s Wes Goldberg called Herro “untouchable” if the trade comes to fruition. However, ESPN’s Zach Lowe thinks that’s a ridiculous claim to make when it’s Harden on the block. “No, just no,” Lowe said of Herro not being up for trade. “If this ever becomes a thing, the...
    James Harden is reportedly okay with staying in Houston after months of rumors. The Houston Rockets have assembled a promising core of young players and veterans alike that could help them do damage in the Western Conference, but they have been playing under a cloud of uncertainty because of James Harden’s looming trade request. While it looked like the only way forward was a trade, the latest buzz suggests that Harden is not going anywhere. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer is reporting that league sources believe that Harden will likely remain in Houston throughout the season, which is a sharp about-face from the last few weeks of rumors.James Harden remains the most lethal scorer in the leagueWhile Harden isn’t scoring at the same Wilt Chamberlain-esque rate that he did under Mike D’Antoni, he is still putting up robust averages of 26 points and 11 assists per game. Harden has helped...
    Fearing more violence, DC, statehouses beef up security Reeling from a riot, Washington faces rising coronavirus cases Report: Rockets gaining confidence James Harden won’t push trade demand rest of season © Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images James Harden requested a trade from the Rockets. Since, it has been pretty quiet. No deals have seemed close. Harden can keep adding teams to his list. But with nearly two full seasons left before he can hit free agency, he has limited leverage to pick his destination. His playing style and approach make him a tough fit on many teams. His massive salary complicates a trade. Houston has rightly kept its asking price high. The big question: How would Harden handle the Rockets keeping him into the season? Again, it has been pretty quiet. Sure, Harden flaunted the NBA’s coronavirus protocols, arrived late to training camp and got into it with teammates....
    US coronavirus: Vaccination plan not working, former FDA official warns How the military could bring retirees back to face charges after the Capitol riot James Harden trade unlikely to happen this season? James Harden put himself at the center of NBA rumors this offseason by asking for a trade. Now, following weeks of speculation and offers made, the former NBA MVP could be staying with the Houston Rockets. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The drama surrounding one of the NBA’s biggest stars kicked off in November, when he reportedly turned down a record-breaking contract extension and requested a trade. Teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Philadephia 76ers immediately emerged as landing spots. With more clubs getting involved and tension building in Houston, a trade felt inevitable. Now, with the NBA season rolling on, teams are reportedly starting to look in other directions as the Rockets’ tone on...
    Law enforcement braces for more extremist violence in DC and around the US ahead of Inauguration Day US Capitol riot investigation: FBI wants your help in IDing the man carrying a Confederate flag Rockets reportedly believe they can keep James Harden through season The Houston Rockets do not appear to be actively exploring trade possibilities for James Harden, and there has been talk for quite some time that they would prefer to keep the former MVP. Apparently they feel they can do that until at least next offseason. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Christian Wood (35) Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reported on Monday that the executives around the NBA believe the Rockets are growing increasingly confident that Harden will be content to remain in Houston at least through the remainder of the season. While Harden still would prefer to be...
    With their 46th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Talen Horton-Tucker from Iowa State. Tonight, he showed that he is no mere second-round player after showing out for the LakeShow against James Harden and the Rockets. He had 17 points, one less than LeBron James, and three less than Harden. The 20-year-old shot 7-8 from the field, including 2-3 from three. Not only was he unstoppable on offense but also a menace on defense. THT left LeBron impressed after this tremendous performance. He said, “Does it on both sides of the floor, and then he just listens. He’s a sponge. And he can apply it right away. Big-time game for a kid that’s still growing into his own, but he’s beyond his years.” From a G-League player to a valuable rotational piece for the Lakers Last season, Tucker played just six games for the Lakers in...
    The Houston Rockets have been struggling this season. Since the start of the new campaign, the Rockets have accumulated a 3-5 record this season. James Harden has found himself working with a new roster with Christian Wood, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and new head coach Stephen Silas. Harden’s future has been a major talking point throughout the off-season and regular season. James Harden not impressed with the Rockets’ defense James Harden spoke to the press after the Rockets’ loss to the LA Lakers. The Rockets have lost three of their last four games, and their defense has been suspect during those games. Harden noted that the Rockets’ 21 turnovers were because they didn’t protect the ball better against a much bigger Lakers team, and their defense should have been better. He said, “We just weren’t secure with the ball. Our spacing wasn’t very good. (The Lakers) are a big team. When...
    Getty James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The James Harden-Boston Celtics chatter has certainly died down of late. Maybe that’s due to the earlier rumors being brushed aside as nothing more than typical offseason speculation. Or maybe it’s because Jaylen Brown’s ascension into full-blown NBA star actually makes the deal realistic. Widely perceived as one of the league’s better two-way wings in basketball entering the season, Brown has flaunted rapid growth on the offensive end early in 2020-21. Suddenly, the 24-year-old has the look of a franchise cornerstone rather than a middle-to-high end second-fiddle. This is exactly what Houston would theoretically be looking for were they willing to move off of Harden. Yet, as ESPN’s Tim Bontemps details, Brown’s dominant play has become a “massive complication” in swinging a deal. “Brown is just 24 years old, though,...
    The Houston Rockets aren’t in a comfortable position in the ongoing 2020/21 regular-season. The franchise has undergone a head coaching change, and the unsettling news around James Harden is still looming large. Houston takes on the Los Angeles Lakers in its next fixture, and HC Stephen Silas is quite confident about the #1 player on his team. Furthermore, he even let out information about how he’s preparing ‘The Beard’ for the upcoming fixture against the reigning champions.  Stephen Silas has figured out how the Lakers limit James Harden’s impact James Harden has always been a superstar during the regular season, but the same can’t be said about his postseason performance. Moreover, the 3x Scoring Champion has career-averages of 26.8 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.9 rebounds against the Lakers, but the purple and gold largely limited his impact when they met in the 2020 payoffs.  Harden started off the 2020...
    If the Houston Rockets win a game by 42 points, one would think James Harden had a monster game. But during the Rockets’ massacre of the Orlando Magic tonight, Harden had just 15 points. He had the same point total last game which has raised questions about his effort level. But coach Stephen Silas is not bothered. “James’ effort level has been great,” Silas said during the press conference. “He’s done everything I’ve needed him to do. I don’t really have a response to anyone saying he’s not playing hard, because that’s not what I see.” After scoring 44 and 34 points in his first two games, Harden has looked completely different in the next few outings. He had 33 in his third game, but it came off terrible efficiency. However, while his scoring has toned down a lot, his playmaking has been at an elite level. Harden is leading...
    Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated the LA Clippers in a thrilling contest. Curry put up 38 points in a 115-105 win against the Kawhi Leonard led Clippers. In tonight’s game, Curry looked like a beast as he took over the game when it mattered the most. Steph drained 9 3-pointers in his 38 point scoring night. In fact, this stat line marked his 8th scoring 8 or more 3-pointers in a game. This allowed Steph to once again enter the NBA history books for a unique record. With Curry holding the #1 spot on this list, the next closest players are James Harden (21) and Damian Lillard (20). It just proves how Curry has forever changed the game of basketball. If it weren’t for him, the league would have been completely different. Following this victory against the LA Clippers, the Dubs now have a 5-4 record. But...
    More than two years after they traded for Kawhi Leonard and won their first NBA championship title, Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri could be planning to make another big move, this time involving Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. Bringing Harden to Toronto would be more expensive than Leonard. In the potential deal involving “The Beard,” the Rockets have informed interested teams that they are seeking a package that includes an All-Star caliber player, young prospects, and multiple future first-round picks. Despite the Rockets’ high asking price, acquiring Harden is one of the moves that the Raptors could make to dramatically change their fate in the 2020-21 NBA season. Bobby Marks of ESPN recently suggested a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Raptors to land “The Beard” before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed scenario, Harden would be heading to Toronto, while Pascal Siakam, Norman...