The Houston Rockets have traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a huge four-team deal.
The Pacers, Cavaliers, Nets, and the Rockets have come together in a four-part deal that has sent Harden to the Nets and Nets small forward Caris LeVert to the Indiana Pacers. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne that the Nets sent the Rockets a package deal that includes multiple players and draft picks, along with Caris LeVert, who was traded to the Pacers for Victor Oladipo.
Nets center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince are making their move to the Cavaliers in the deal, according to sources. The Rockets were given Cleveland guard Dante Exum and Brooklyn forward Rodions Kurucs. ESPN reports that Houston will also receive Brooklyn’s three unsigned first-round draft picks — 2022, 2024, and 2026 — in the deal, on top of swaps in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027, Wojnarowski and Shelburne report. The Rockets will also receive Cleveland’s 2022 first-round draft pock, per the Milwaukee Bucks,
The deal allows Harden to reunite with his former Oklahoma teammate Kevin Durant. The two men join All-Star guard Kyrie Irving on the Nets.
Sources: Full current trade:
Rockets: Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 3 BKN first-rounders (22, 24, 26), 1 MIL first (22, unprotected), 4 BKN 1st round swaps (21, 23, 25, 27)
Nets: James Harden
Pacers: Caris LeVert, 2nd-rounder
Cavs: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021