BROOKLYN (14 January 2021) – The Brooklyn Nets acquired six-time All-NBA First Team defender James Harden from the Houston Rockets as part of a three-team deal, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, as part of the Brooklyn trade, sending Jarrett Allen to. Center and forward Taurean Prince to Cleveland and defend Caris LeVert and forward Rodions Kurucs, as well as three first-round qualifiers (2022, 2024 and 2026) and four first-round selection exchanges (2021), 2023, 2025 and 2027) to Houston.The Rockets also received the Guard Dante Exum and the 2022 first-round qualifying draft from Cleveland (via Milwaukee), and Brooklyn received the 2024 second-round pick from the Cavaliers for a deal.
“The addition of All-NBA players like James has been in the better position of our team to compete with the league̵7;s best teams,” said general manager Sean Marks. “James is one of the goalscorers and playmakers at the United States. Most goals have been scored in our game and we are excited to bring his extraordinary talent to Brooklyn. While we are excited to welcome James and his family to the Nets, we would like to thank the departed players Caris, Jarrett, Rodions and Taurean have been instrumental in the team’s success and have made a huge impact on the organization. we It is a pleasure to see them grow both as players and as people, and they will forever be a part of our Nets family.We wish each of them and their families success. In the future “
The league’s highest-paid player in 2018, Harden (6’5 ”, 220) has been named an All-Star in each of the past eight seasons (2013-20) counting. It’s the second longest all-star play. Only behind LeBron James (16 in a row), he is a three-time goalscoring champion (2018-20) and has become the first player to win three trophies in a row since Kevin Durant has since. 2010-12 Harden also led the league in assists in 2017 and he is one of only six players in NBA history to have won both scoring and assisting in their co-career. With James, Nate Archibald, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Russell Westbrook. Harden’s first-team selection of six All-NBA draws with Durant is second among active players, respectively, only James’ first 13 NBA points. He is ranked 36th in the NBA’s all-time list of points with a career score of 21,160 (fourth in active players) and 54th on the league’s all-time assists list with 5,338 assists. Career cyst (Sixth place among active players)
Harden has appeared in 841 games (628 starts) over 12 NBA seasons with Houston (2012-21) and Oklahoma City (2009-12) with a career average of 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.6 times in 34.3 minutes per game while shooting from the field 44.3 percent, 36.3 percent from the three-point range and 85.8 percent from the free-throw line. 44.4 percent fired from range, 35.5 percent and 86.5 percent from the free-throw line, with 6.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.8 times in 36.5 minutes per game through 68 regular-season games, earning the All-NBA First Team award. It is the fourth season in a row and finished third in MVP votes since the beginning of his NBA career Harden has played in 841 out of 885 games in the regular season, and none of the players have appeared in more games since the 2009-10 season began. Harden
The Compton, Californian, has yet to miss the playoffs of his NBA career, seeing 128 games (85) in 11 post-season matches and posting an average of 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists. Cyst and 1.7 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He traveled to the Western Conference finals four times in his career, twice with the Rockets (2015 and 2018) and twice with Thunder (2011 and 2012). Eden also represented the United States in international competitions, winning a gold medal with the US men’s basketball team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Harden was originally selected third in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.Before the start of his NBA career, Harden spent two years (2007-09) at Arizona, winning an All-Pac-10 First. Team twice and unanimously awarded the First Team All-America, as well as Pac-10 Player of the Year award in his second and final college season.
Allen saw action in 234 games (180 games) in his four seasons (2017-21) with the Nets averaging 10.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 blocks in 24.4 minutes. Per game in the 2020-21 season, Allen appeared in 12 games (five games) with an average of 11.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 blocks in 26.6 minutes per game. Lexus has been named Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Charlotte during his second season. He is also the Nets’ all-time leader in field goal percentage (61.2 percent) and set the franchise’s one-season record for last season’s goal-goal percentage (64.9 percent), with the 22-year-old originally. Was selected with a 22nd overall score in NBA Draft 2017 by Brooklyn
LeVert has appeared in 225 games (96 games) over five seasons (2016-21) in Brooklyn, averaging 13.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 times in 25.9 minutes per game. Twelve games (four games) this season, the Columbus, Ohio native has recorded 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.1 times in 27.8 minutes per match. The 26-year-old was originally selected with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and was traded to Brooklyn after the draft.
The Kurucs saw action in 115 games (55 games) over three seasons, with the Nets recording averaging 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game.The Latvian was originally picked with a 40th overall pick. In the second round of NBA Draft 2018 by Brooklyn.
The Prince has appeared in 272 games (204 games) in five NBA seasons with Brooklyn (2019-21) and Atlanta (2016-19) with an average of 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.9. Assists in 26.0 minutes per game in 76 games (65 appearances) in Brooklyn Prince have averaged 11.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.3 minutes per match in the 2020-21 season of San Antonio. Nio, the Texas state native, has seen the match in 12 games (four) averaging 8.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per match. The 26-year-old Brooklyn was originally acquired through a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on July 6, 2019.