After turning down a two-year, $103 million extension, there is a wide belief that the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets have “verbally agreed” to a trade involving superstar James Harden. The news was broken by Anthony Puccio of Front Office Sports.
While the trade isn’t official by any means, sources believe that the two sides have already agreed in the generalities of the deal.
According to NBA writer Kevin O’Connor, the Nets could be willing to give up “future draft picks, swapped picks, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Caris LeVert” in exchange for Harden.
Per later rumors, Harden could view Brooklyn as a destination through the next two seasons in hopes of playing for a Championship. From there, he would decide on the next step of his career.
Harden has led the league in scoring in each of the last three seasons. In 2020 specifically, he averaged 34.3 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per contest.