The Houston Rockets are sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade that will bring Victor Oladipo to the Rockets, following Shams Charania from The Athletic and Stadium Caris LeVert is headed for the Indiana Pacers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took part in this huge trade, with Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince heading there.From Brooklyn, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs also went to the Rockets with first-round picks and swaps.
Here̵7;s the full blockbuster deal, highlighted by James Harden and Victor Oladipo:
Source: Full Trading Currently:
Rockets: Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 3 BKN first round (22, 24, 26), 1 MIL first round (22, unprotected), 4 BKN first round exchange (21, 23, 25, 27).
Net: James Harden
Pacers: Caris LeVert 2nd round
Cavs: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021
Solid trade conversations have escalated in recent days and it all came to mind when a superstar security guard publicly made his trade request on Tuesday night after a The Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly the Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers were the last two finalists for Harden’s service, with the Rockets reportedly pushing for Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey to lead the Philly-related deal.
But that didn’t work, so Harden went to Brooklyn where he reportedly wanted to go all along. The real shocker was the Pacers who took part by sending Victor Oladipo over to the Rockets for Caris LeVert, who initially appeared to be a stud headed for Houston.
There have been trade rumors circulating around Oladipo over the past year. But he’s trying to shut down all the talk headed up this season. While he looks more personal this season after he battled a serious knee injury in 2019-20, his 2021 free agency has clearly focused on Indiana in the talks. These trades Instead of losing the striker defender wasted in the off-season, the Pacers jumped in this deal, and there are younger players at LeVert who are under contract two seasons from now at around $ 18 million a year.
The big question is if the Rockets plan to keep Victor Oladipo and try to sign him this season again or if they try to flip him to Houston for 3-6 at the start of the season. But the team may want to see what he plays with John Wall, Christianwood and cousin De Marcus.