James Harden traded to Nets in mega-deal

Massive but unsurprising news surrounding James Harden. He’s been traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a gigantic, four-team deal. From Woj: The Rockets have their third star, or rather the second until Kyrie Irving comes back, whenever that is. Though one could wonder if the Nets know more than they are telling about Irving’s status with this move.

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Rockets exploring three-team deal to move Harden

From Tim Daniels of B/R: The Houston Rockets reportedly want to make a James Harden trade “sooner than later” and continue to expand discussions beyond the eight-time All-Star’s list of preferred destinations. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday on Get Up the Rockets have started to explore three-team deals as part their effort to “maximize value:” The Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers lead the group of contenders Harden would prefer to join, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Harden doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract—they’ve become exceedingly rare in the…

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Russell Westbrook traded to Washington for John Wall and first rounder

From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: The Washington Wizards and Houston Rocketshave agreed to trade two disgruntled star point guards, John Wall and Russell Westbrook, in a blockbuster deal, sources told ESPN. The Wizards are sending Wall and a lottery-protected 2023 first-round pick to the Rockets for Westbrook in a deal that both players wanted and had been simmering for weeks, sources said. Discussions had been stalled since mid-October, sources said, until the two general managers, Washington’s Tommy Sheppard and Houston’s Rafael Stone, decided to get on the phone Tuesday afternoon. They worked out a deal within…

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KD denies that he spoke with James Harden about trade to the Nets

from ShannaMcCarriston of cbssports.com: Kevin Durant says any talk that he spoke to James Harden about joining the Brooklyn Nets is false. On Tuesday, K.D. denied reports of any involvement from his end, saying he has no clue how the rumors began. K.D. says which players they get is not up to him, but the front office (via ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth): “They’re making these stories up. … I don’t know where that came from. James is a friend of mine, but I let the front office handle all of that stuff. I was just so focused…

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Sixers ship Al Horford to OKC for Danny Green and picks

From Tyler Conway of B/R: A year after inking him to a four-year, $109 million contract, the Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers traded the 34-year-old, along with a “lightly-protected” 2025 first-round draft pick and the No. 34 overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Danny Green and Terrence Ferguson.  Wojnarowski added that Oklahoma City will also receive the rights to Vasilije Micic, who currently plays in Turkey and was drafted No. 54 overall by Philadelphia in 2014.   This…

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Knicks move up to No.23 with trade with Jazz

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz have engaged in deal that will move the Knicks up in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. The Knicks are sending their No. 27 and No. 38 picks to the Jazz in exchange for the No. 23 picks. As icing on the cake, Utah is sending over the the draft rights to 2008 second-round pick Ante Tomic, 33, who is not expected to come to the NBA. The Knicks now have the No.8 and No. 23 selections.

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Warriors and Bulls engaged in trade talks surrounding picks and Wendell Carter Jr?

There has been long speculation about potential movement at the top of the drafts with some teams possibly looking to move up , while others wanting to secure more assets and move down. Reportedly the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors have had talks on a trade that would send the Bulls’ no.4 overall pick and Wendell Carter Jr to the Warriors in exchange for the no.2 pick. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Bulls have zeroed in on Memphis center James Wiseman and would take him with that…

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Milwaukee Bucks trade Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three picks for Jrue Holiday

From James Herbert of cbssports.com : The Milwaukee Bucks have made their big move of the offseason. They will reportedly acquire guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for guards Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, plus three first-round picks, according to Shams Charania. There will also be pick swaps involved, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Holiday, 30, is one of the league’s best defenders and one of the top players on the trade market. He is one of the few guards in the league who does not represent a downgrade from Bledsoe when it comes to perimeter defense, and…

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Blazers acquire Robert Covington

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trailblazers have acquired Rockets forward in a trade. As two picks are part of the deal and Houston future assets cupboard has been pretty bare from all the major acquisitions in recent years, could this just be the opening salvo on the path to a rebuild?

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Chris Paul traded to Phoenix Suns

The first major Jersey change of this truncated NBA offseason transpired Monday as the Oklahoma City Thunder sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns. The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania provided additional details of the transaction: The move seemingly symbols the beginning of a full-on rebuild in Oklahoma City. For Paul this will be the third franchise he will suit up for in the past three seasons. After being traded to the Thunder last year, it was thought that his time there would be little more than…

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