Over the years, Harden has had various star players play alongside him. However, the Rockets couldn’t get past the Western Conference Finals.
Now, the latest experiment of pairing up Russell Westbrook and Harden seems to have a roadblock. With Westbrook already making it clear that he wants out of Houston, many rumors suggest that Harden will be gone as well.
In fact, if sources are to be believed, ESPN’s Farbod Esnaashari might have unearthed the solution of the James Harden conundrum.
“A source is telling me that the Nets have engaged in talks with the Rockets. James Harden for a variation of: Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, and Jarrett Allen. Nothing finalized, but Harden to Nets seems like real possibility. If finalized, announced on Nov 22.”
The Nets already have two superstars in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant leading the team. But adding Harden to the mix might shift the balance of the league.
Though there has been no official confirmation regarding the trade, one can’t stop but wonder. If the trade truly sees the light of the day, could it hamper the Nets’ chances of winning it all?
No offense to the talents of the three superstars individually, but playing together is a different task. Not many superstars can alter their game to take a shared leadership for the team.
However, if this trade goes down, the Nets will have an advantage in one particular department. Both KD and Irving have previously played on super teams in their careers. They know what it takes to win a title while playing alongside major superstars.
So, their previous experience could help Harden in making adjustments to his newfound role. On the other hand, it is a well-known fact that Harden and Irving are ball-dominant players. They need the ball in their hands to get the offense running, which could cause some unnecessary ego clashing in the locker room.
What are your thoughts on the speculated trade?
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