James Harden has reportedly refused to extend his contract with the Houston Rockets, which offered him a historic salary of more than $ 50 million per season. For their part, the Milwaukee Bucks would have attracted Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The NBA transfer market continues to race. Indeed, on the side of the Rockets, James Harden would have refused to extend his contract in Houston, which even offered him a salary of about $ 51.5 million per year, or about 43.2 million euros, for a total of two seasons. This could have made him the highest paid player in the history of the prestigious basketball league, in one and the same season. By this refusal, the rear (or leader) seems to indicate that he does indeed intend to leave his current franchise, based in the state of Texas.
Currently, Harden would already be in contact with the Brooklyn Nets. His departure would be the end of an adventure that began in the 2012-13 season and his arrival in the Rockets. Last year, the player averaged 34.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. For its part, Houston had not passed the course of the Western Conference final, against the future champions, namely the Los Angeles Lakers.
Two big hits for Milwaukee
For their part, the Milwaukee Bucks would have made two big shots. Indeed, according to . and ESPN, the franchise would have drawn in its net the all-star point guard of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jrue Holiday (30), who would have been traded with pointers Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, with, in prime, three future draft picks from the first round of the draft, as well as two “swaps”, and Sacramento’s Serbian full-back Bogdan Bogdanovic (28), following a “sign-and-trade” agreement, traded with Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson.
Bucks sending Eric Bledsoe and George Hill and draft compensation to New Orleans, sources said. https://t.co/3K12F8WGI9
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 17, 2020
Last year, Holiday averaged 19.1 points, 6.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds. For his part, Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
Milwaukee is landing Sacramento’s Bogdan Bogdanovich in a sign-and-trade deal, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 17, 2020
Besides these weight reinforcements, Milwaukee has another big case pending. The one concerning Giannis Antetokounmpo. Indeed, the Bucks would do everything to ensure that the double NBA MVP remains.