This Cavaliers-Rockets trade would send James Harden to Cleveland

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The Houston Rockets have managed to start the 2020-21 NBA season with James Harden in the lineup and playing at a high-level. His desire to be dealt hasn’t necessarily changed. With the Cleveland Cavaliers off to a strong start, they could justify going ‘all-in’ on a trade for the NBA superstar.

For the Rockets, it has been somewhat of a sluggish start to the season. Houston has posted a 2-2 record after losing their initial two games. It’s unlikely that Harden will be ‘moved’ by the results the Rockets have managed to achieve so far

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 record. Collin Sexton is playing at the highest level of his NBA career and being able to pair him with a superstar like James Harden would be a fascinating possibility.

It’s not easy being in a position to land a talent like Harden for any team, but particularly for a small-market franchise like the Cavaliers. LeBron James was an outlier considering he was from the area and Cleveland’s recent NBA Draft choices lack superstar potential.

With that being said, let’s take a look at a trade package focused around NBA superstar James Harden that features the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets.