According to Shams Charania of Sports and Stadium, the Houston Rockets sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. This was a sensational deal that would bring Victor Oladipo to the Rockets. Caris LeVert is about to head to the Indiana Pacers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also participated in this large-scale trade, and Jarrett Allen and Tao Ryan Prince traveled there from Brooklyn. Dante Exum (Dante Exum) and Rodions Kurucs (Rodions Kurucs) as well as many first-round picks and substitutions will also enter the Rockets game.
This is the full blockbuster deal highlighted by James Harden and Victor Oladipo:
Source: All current transactions:
Rockets: Victor Oladipo (Victor Oladipo), Dante (Dante) Exum, Rodions Kurucs (Rodions Kurucs), 3 BKN starting (22, 24, 26), 1MIL starting (22, no protection), 4 BKN first round swap (21, 23, 25, 27)
Nets: James Harden
Pacers: Caris LeVert, second round
Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen, Prince of Taurus
-Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021
In recent days, Harden’s trade talks have increased. After the superstar shooting guard’s fiasco with the Los Angeles Lakers, he effectively disclosed his trade demands on Tuesday night and everything fell into chaos. According to reports, the Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers are the two finalists served by Harden. According to reports, the Rockets promoted Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxi to become the top players, which may involve Philadelphia.
But this did not happen, so Harden went to Brooklyn. It is said that he always wanted to go to Brooklyn. What is truly shocking is that the Pacers sent Victor Oladipo into the Rockets in exchange for Caris LeVert.
In the past year, there have been rumors surrounding Oladipo for a while, but he tried to prevent all talk from entering the season. Although he looks more like himself this season after a devastating knee injury in the 2019-20 season, his free agency market in 2021 clearly suppressed Indiana’s mind in these trade negotiations. Instead of losing the shooting guard in the offseason, the Pacers jumped into the ranks and got a young player to Levitt, who was renewed for two more seasons after the contract was signed. About 18 million US dollars.
A big question is whether the Rockets intend to keep Victor Oladipo and try to re-sign him in the offseason, or whether they eventually want to get rid of him. Houston is 3-6 before the start of the season, but the team may want to see him with John Wall, Christian Wood and DeMarcus Cousins.