The Brooklyn Nets have quickly taken over the NBA rumor mill with their connection to Houston Rockets superstar James Harden. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving already on the roster, the potential of the idea is absurd.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the idea of playing together is something that has come up between Durant and Harden as they have worked out together in Los Angeles.
“The idea of playing together again came up during Harden and Durant’s offseason workouts together in Los Angeles,” ESPN writes. “Sources said the players talked openly about whether the combination could work and how a trade facilitating it could work.”
The Rockets organization has experienced an offseason that has featured substantial change before even reaching the NBA Draft or free agency. This has caused Harden to become ‘increasingly uneasy’ with his perception of the franchise’s future.
With Russell Westbrook not wanting to play for the Rockets organization anymore, there will not be a secondary star for Harden to play with. That’s simply not going to cut it in a loaded Western Conference that is seeing additional threats ascend in recent seasons.
If the Brooklyn Nets do pull off a trade for James Harden, it’s not going to come cheap. Regardless, it would be worthwhile when considering how Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving already have a championship pedigree and would become extremely dangerous with Harden.
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