James Harden gets his wish and has been traded to the Nets in a four-team trade
Houston- James Harden has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team trade.
In a surprising move, the Houston Rockets felt like it was time to trade an unhappy James Harden. After a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Harden said some dishearten things about the team and said that he could not win with the talent on his team.
After that comment came out of Harden's mouth, the Rockets decided to send Harden where he wanted to go in the first place, and that was to the Nets. For Houston to trade Harden other teams like the Cavs and Pacers had to be in the mix.
Center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince are headed from the Nets to the Cavs in the deal, while the Rockets receive Cleveland guard Dante Exum and Brooklyn forward Rodions Kurucs. The Pacers will get Chris LeVert and trade Victor Oladipo to the Rockets.
DeMarcus Cousins did not like how Harden went about the trade and said this about Harden.
"The disrespect started way before any interview," Cousins told reporters Wednesday. "Just the approach to training camp, showing up the way he did, the antics off the court, I mean the disrespect started way before. So this isn't something all of a sudden happened last night."