Rockets’ James Harden traded to Brooklyn Nets in blockbuster National Basketball Association deal

Ross Houston
January 14, 2021

They were up by around 20 in the second quarter when James attempted a 3-pointer from the corner.

The trade sets up a big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. The Rockets also get Victor Oladipo from IN in exchange for Caris LeVert, whom the Rockets had acquired from the Nets.


Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris has been fined $35,000 and Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $10,000 for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Although the Rockets have surrounded Harden with numerous stars since he joined the team in 2012, they haven't been able to reach the NBA Finals during his tenure in Houston. Chemistry, talent-wise. And it was clear these last few games", he mentioned, "I love this city.


The Rockets' trade talks with the Nets and Sixers had gathered momentum in recent days - even before Harden's comments Tuesday night, sources told Shelburne and Wojnarowski. This situation is insane. "It's something that I don't think can be fixed".

"We're just not good enough".


"We felt that it was best for the group and best for James not to come to practice", Silas said. About two hours later, ESPN and The Athletic first reported that Harden was being moved.

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