Rockets reportedly trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets

James Harden
Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 13, 2021

James Harden is reportedly the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets.

According to ESPN and The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Houston Rockets traded Harden as part of a four-team deal that involved the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

ESPN reported that the Nets sent Houston guard Caris LeVert, who was then traded to the Pacers for Victor Oladipo.

According to Charania, the Nets traded center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince to the Cavs, while Houston received guard Dante Exum from Cleveland and forward Rodions Kurucs from Brooklyn.

Once the league signs off on the deal, Harden would be reuniting with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant.

The Associated Press reported that the trade was reached after the Rockets kept Harden out of Wednesday's practice after stating the Rockets weren't "good enough" to compete for an NBA championship in a postgame interview following Houston's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Harden has reportedly been disgruntled with the Rockets for some time, which led him to show up late to camp.

He then was fined $50,000 by the league in December for violating the NBA's health and safety protocols after a video reportedly captured him inside a club not wearing a mask, USA Today reported.