This Rockets-Knicks blockbuster would send James Harden to New York

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The Houston Rockets could be in position to make big changes this offseason after Houston parted ways with Mike D’Antoni and Daryl Morey stepped down. Could the Rockets make the massive move of trading James Harden?

A trade of Harden at this point would be a long shot, but at 31, Harden will not get any younger.

If Houston entertains this momentous scenario, one team that could present a unique offer is the New York Knicks.

The Knicks need a star, perhaps more than any other team. Harden is the type of talent the Knicks usually fall short of in free agency. But in a trade, the Knicks could have a chance if Harden eventually becomes available.

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical trade that would send Harden to play in Madison Square Garden, while the Rockets retool around Westbrook.