If this deal involving James Harden comes to fruition, it is likely that the NBA’s balance of power will change significantly. Would James Harden want to stay and play for the Houston Rockets? The answer seems to be changing day by day.
Shortly after Russell Westbrook shared his intention to leave the team a few days ago, Harden told reporters that he still believes and will stay in Houston. But this belief does not seem to be very strong, especially after the information has just been published by a series of prestigious journalists such as Adrian Wojnarowski or Ramona Shelburne.
James Harden expressed his intention to play for the Brooklyn Nets
According to Woj and reporters at ESPN, James Harden has expressed his intention to play for the Brooklyn Nets. This is the team “at the top of the list of destinations” of Harden. Up to the present time, Brooklyn and Houston have not had any discussion regarding “bearded god”.
At the same time, Wojnarowski further notes that the Rockets have no intention of letting James Harden go and will do their best to keep the All-Star defender in Houston. In Brooklyn Nets, James Harden has a brother and former teammate from the Oklahoma City Thunder era – Kevin Durant.
Over the past time, the two have discussed reuniting and the possibility of competing against each other in the future. However, nothing is certain and the leaders of the two host teams have not had any negotiation action.
According to some other sources cited by CBS Sports, Harden is increasingly dissatisfied with the ability of the Houston Rockets to compete for the championship. This means that James has thoughts about leaving before his contract expires.
Brooklyn Nets is where the “beard god” wants to go, but it is not clear whether this team has enough players or picks to trade for James Harden or not. There will still be a lot more to happen for James Harden to officially step into the Barclays Center as a Brooklyn Nets player. But if this deal comes to fruition, it is likely that the NBA’s balance of power will change significantly.