Nets trade for Harden

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Houston superstar James Harden in a four-team trade. Harden was one of the NBA's premier players, but has struggled this season and became disgruntled while with the Rockets.



January 14, 2021 - 9:22 AM

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James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA’s highest scorers.

The Nets agreed to acquire the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in a move Harden has sought for weeks, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Harden is the centerpiece of a four-team deal that also involves Indiana and Cleveland, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade call with the NBA — which signs off on all deals — had not been completed.