Brooklyn Nets Acquire James Harden in a Blockbuster Trade
January 13Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
It didn’t take long for the Houston Rockets to find a team to take the disgruntled James Harden off their hands. Things escalated last night when Harden spoke to reporters after their game against the Lakers and said the team essentially isn’t good enough to compete. Houston then told Harden to stay away from the team while they worked to find a trade partner.
Hours later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramon Shelburne reported that the Rockets completed a blockbuster trade involving the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In coordination with Cleveland, Brooklyn sent Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince, and four first-round picks to Houston. The Cavaliers also send Rodions Kurcus and Dante Exum to Houston.
Houston then sent Allen and Prince to the Rockets.
Just when it looked like the wheeling and dealing was over, the Rockets spun off LeVert to the Indiana Pacers to land Victor Oladipo.
Brooklyn is now the second shortest favorite (+270) to win the NBA Finals at FanDuel. Indiana is +4900, Houston is +12000, while Cleveland is +25000.
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