Bombshell in the NBA to change the course of the season. James harden leave them Houston Rockets to join the Brooklyn nets. The American guard has left the Texas franchise after nine seasons, entering a four-way operation that has been joined by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. With his arrival, the franchise led by Steve Nash forms a ‘dream team’ that consolidates – if it was not already – as one of the main rivals for LeBron’s Lakers ring.
The Rockets They have shed their big star in what is undoubtedly the transfer of the year in the league. In recent days, rumors about the departure of the Los Angeles from Houston, something that in the end has been confirmed. The 2018 MVP, one of the best players in the NBA, is going on a winning project in an operation in which what has been his team for almost a decade comes out stronger for the future.
To begin with, they will arrive in Houston Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs. In addition, the first three rounds of the Draft of the Brooklyn Nets of 2022, 2024 and 2026, a first round of the Cavaliers of 2022 from Milwaukee and possible Draft trades with the Nets in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027.
The Nets They ensure a ‘Big Three’ that will stand up to the Lakers for the ring and unseat the Bucks and Celtics as favorites in the East. They will bring together in the same team Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden. They also get the first round of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2024 draft.
The other two actors involved in the mega-operation are the Cavs and the Pacers. Jarrett allen and Taurean prince go to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, while Caris LeVert leaves the Nets and goes to the team that chose him in the 2016 Draft, Indiana pacers, which at the time transferred him directly to Brooklyn.
Harden’s tough statements
The transfer has been forged after the harsh statements of James Harden. The Rockets they lost 100-117 to the reigning champions, in what was the second home loss in two days against the Californian team. Two defeats that made the Toyota Center star explode. “I do what I can, but this situation is crazy and I don’t think it can be fixed. We are not good enough. Lack of chemistry, talent, everything … and it has been clear in the last games, “said Harden.
Houston he had a problem and he had to solve it as soon as possible. His star was more than burned out and he had just created a schism in the dressing room. The balance of three victories and six defeats so far this year was partially correcting Harden. The Rockets They couldn’t compete against the best and ‘La Barba’ was crying out for a change, which has accelerated.
A team to dream
Brooklyn it is played again in what is a clear bet on the title. The Nets will seek to break the dream of the Lakers of James, Davies and Gasoline at the expense of yours. They manage to put together a dream team with a trident formed by James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie irving, which is also complemented by DeAndre Jordan.
Steve Nash will have two MVP winners in his ranks. The New York team is going all out for the first ring of the franchise, a goal they have sought since their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, although without success. In the past, Garnett and Pierce They headed the Nets megaproject, with which they failed and their debt skyrocketed. Once recovered, after the new hit last year by not being able to count on Durant throughout the season and after Irving’s injury, they play the credit again by presenting themselves as clear aspirants to command in the NBA in the coming years.