Harden has already requested a trade and given the Rockets an expanded list of teams he’d like to go to. As things stand, I wouldn’t give up a single player from the roster in exchange for Harden, let alone two key players and two first round picks. — Dia Miller. This is what he gave us: Put your proposals in the comments below. Who is beating a Harden-Jayson Tatum-Smart trio? Why Miami would do it: Was the Heat’s Cinderella run to the Finals in the bubble a fluke? While Harden certainly wouldn’t be thrilled about going to the New York Knicks if they’re not competing, perhaps they could surround him with the right pieces to let him have a chance at a championship by making other moves. While James Harden is an incredibly talented player, arguably one of the best in the league, he’s just not a fit in Portland. Why Toronto would do it: You might remember that the Raptors have made a bold trade for a superstar before. The Philadelphia 76ers should immediately submit a strong trade offer for James Harden. Why New Orleans would do it: Zion Williamson looks ready to win right now. It too is missing the type of young, developing assets the Rockets are said to be after, and veteran Mike Scott is essentially a salary match throw away as far as Houston is concerned, but Simmons’ youth and top-end potential along with the pick and swap make this my second favorite deal of the bunch. By Ricky O'Donnell Dec 17, 2020, 12:54pm EST / new. However, they’d have to part with at least one of these stars to land a quality player like Harden. You can pencil in a couple first round picks going to Houston in the deal, as well. Toronto - Siakam/Powell 1st Round Picks 2021, 2023 or 2025- This deal fits most of Houston’s parameters. — but there’s no doubt he’s been worth the “trouble” every step of his career. That didn’t work out so well for them last time they did it, but it feels like it’s still worth it for Harden. But it keeps Harden out of the West (so no Portland in my book) and I’ve never been very thrilled with the Nets package. Brooklyn would have the best top three in the league by a mile and still have a little bit of depth to go around. NBA Acquiring James Harden via a trade that siphons all future draft assets and has Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson taking a backseat to a 31-year-old superstar, who has displayed an unflattering me-first attitude all too often, would completely derail that plan. He just turned 31 years old, but The Beard should continue to be one of the very few true superstars in the league going forward. Players of Harden’s caliber simply don’t become available all that often. McCollum and Zach Collins + a couple first round picks to Houston for Harden. This deal also keeps OG Anunoby in Toronto. As part of the blockbuster trade sending James Harden to Brooklyn, the Houston Rockets are taking in Victor Oladipo from Indiana, Dante Exum from Cleveland, and Rodions Kurucs from the … This package would be hard to sell for the Blazers, as the Rockets just traded Covington to the Blazers. Following the harsh rhetoric by disgruntled star James Harden after Tuesday’s loss, the Houston Rockets are moving quickly in evaluating trade packages, per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic. We came up with eight trade packages for James Harden. However, the addition of Jusuf Nurkić could be interesting for the Rockets. Simmons + shooters is an easy (and cheap) contender for Tilman Fertitta’s Rockets going forward. The bigger concern for Brooklyn would be the amount of future picks it would likely surrender to get this deal done. With that being said, we the Boston Celtics (that’s fun to say) don’t have enough interest in James Harden to make a competitive offer. However, we’re worried about his timeline not meeting up with Tatum’s and we’re not interested in mortgaging the future with picks and young talent.” — Jeff Clark. The James Harden trade is likely to be the ... “An impeccable source says the Raptors and the Celtics are the favorites right now for James Harden. The dreaded fumble through the end zone rule stung Cleveland at the worst possible time. Philly - Simmons/Scott, 1st Round Pick 2022 + 1 Pick Swap — Simmons is probably the highest ceiling player in any of these deals, so that’s why I like this deal for Houston. Norman Powell. The Houston Rockets are sending their former MVP to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive blockbuster deal … on 3 trade packages to send James Harden to Brooklyn Nets. We recognize his immense talent and the immediate impact he would have on any team. While it would hurt to trade Siakam, the Raptors would have at least two years with Harden and could theoretically move some other pieces to get front court help. They get a budding All-Star in Siakam, who averaged 22 points per game last season and would slide right in to power forward making a formidable front court alongside newly acquired Christian Wood. The Blazers would maintain most of their depth and suddenly have the best guard combo in the league. Chad Henne’s gutsy plays saved the Chiefs after Patrick Mahomes’ playoffs injury. Two first-round picks seals the deal as my favorite trade in the group. 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Upgrade from Jaylen Brown to James Harden and they’re suddenly the strong favorite in the East. The Rockets didn't snag a potential franchise cornerstone such as Ben Simmons, but they got a tremendous package … Harden is under contract through 2022 and holds a $47 million team option for 2022–23—the fact he wanted to come to Brooklyn and has an existing relationship with Durant helps to … NBA Trade Rumors: Ranking rumored trade packages for James Harden. See our ethics statement. It’s easy to see why Harden would like to play for any one of the teams on his list but the reality is the Nets can offer the best trade package for Harden. The Nets have added Harden to their star-studded ranks in a trade that involved seven players and several draft picks moving between the Rockets, Cavaliers and Pacers. The Saints stole the trick play the Bears used against them and did it better. — Oleh Kosel. After months of numerous rumours James Harden has finally been granted his wish and is no longer a Houston Rocket. 1:47pm: The Rockets continue to haggle over exactly which players and other assets would be included a Harden trade, but league sources say the Sixers appear to be the favorites, tweets Stein. Framework of the deal: Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs and two first round picks + two pick swaps to Houston for Harden. Report: Rockets evaluating final James Harden trade offers from Sixers and Nets. Now for the Heat to figure out how to get as much shooting on the floor as possible around Harden, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo. November 17, 2020 Brett Siegel Atlantic Division, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, NBA Trade Rumors, Southwest Division Comments Off. Morey knows how rare it is for superstars to come available and he knows how close Harden got him to glory before. The Browns got hit with the dumbest rule in football vs. the Chiefs in the playoffs. I’d love to see some additional draft compensation involved in this deal if it were to go down, but as it stands, it’s my third favorite of the bunch. This trade also works with Grant Williams in place of Daniel Theis. Harden’s style of play and how he conducts himself wouldn’t be a fit for Portland—a team that prides itself on chemistry and team culture. It resulted in a championship. The Houston Rockets are going to trade James Harden eventually. James Harden has got what he wanted, Ben Simmons has been given the ultimate vote of confidence and there are 305 million reasons the Nets are under pressure to deliver. This scenario demands an ‘eye for an eye,’ and probably a few more since Harden is valued more. Framework of the deal: Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala + a 2025 first round pick plus swaps to Houston for Harden. 2021, 2023, 2025 first round picks. While there are some legitimate questions of how Harden would work with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the raw talent would be off the charts. This deal also keeps Marcus Smart in green. Get James Harden and your team vastly improves its chances of winning a championship. But Harden has two years left on his contract before an opt out. The 76ers would like to begin 2020-21 with their current roster before entertaining a Harden deal, per Charania. What Liberty Ballers says: The Sixers are definitely interested in this proposal, as we believe a James Harden-Joel Embiid combo is a massive upgrade over Simmons-Embiid in terms of fit. There're several things that need to happen if the Philadelphia 76ers want to pull off a trade to land James Harden without giving up either of their stars. If you buy something from an SB Nation link, … We came up with eight trade packages for James Harden. What Raptors HQ says: As we’ve learned in Toronto, when a superstar player is available, you have to at least inquire. Raptors Get. — Daniel Reynolds. Why Portland would do it: Damian Lillard has made a tremendous commitment to the Blazers, yet Portland has decided to sit on its hands while a number of superstars (Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, AD) have hit the trade market in recent years. To make a trade legal, what Brooklyn would have to do is send the Rockets at least $33.0 million in salary. Brooklyn Nets Receive: James Harden ($41.2M 2020-21 … According to various reports, the James Harden sweepstakes continue to heat up, with the Nets willing to offer anyone but Kevin Durant and the Rockets seeking a Ben Simmons trade package … Pascal Siakam. The Philadelphia 76ers did end up offering Ben Simmons in a trade package for James Harden on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to re-unite the disgruntled superstar with Daryl Morey. 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 … New Orleans stole it and actually pulled it off against the Bucs. James Harden reportedly wants the Rockets to trade him to the Nets, 76ers, Bucks or Heat. What CelticsBlog says: “I respect the effort and I especially appreciate the attempt to keep Marcus Smart out of the trade package. New Orleans wouldn’t be losing much from its present day roster with this deal, and they have plenty of picks to throw in after shipping Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee. Even if the Rockets aren’t super high on him, a top-five protected pick from the Wolves next year is a nice chip for the future. The Warriors worked the sign-and-trade for D’Angelo Russell so that they would have a max contract on the books so that they could absorb the contract of another bonafide superstar when one became available; one is available, and it’s time to try and be light years ahead of the league by getting him. If the Celtics are interested in the former MVP, they might be able to form a trade package good enough to land Harden. Update on a possible Sixers-James Harden trade package originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia. While Portland upgraded the team again this offseason, it likely isn’t enough to beat the Lakers. What The Bird Writes says: After undergoing a forced win-now build in Cleveland around LeBron James that brought more pressure and stress than satisfaction, I {David Griffin} believe it’s in the best interests of the Pelicans organization to remain dedicated to the organic growth in New Orleans. The Raptors have a strong core with Pascal Siakam, but the team’s missing piece is an apex player like Harden, who can operate as the team’s fulcrum all the way to the title. His hyper-efficient inside scoring would be a great match with Harden’s on-ball creation. The price is steep, and it would be fair to wonder if the Raptors could win a championship with only one multi-dimensional forward (OG Anunoby), but adding Harden to Toronto’s already loaded backcourt quickly vaults them back into that title conversation — even if only for a short while. Advertisement. These were the parameters for the deals: Here are some Harden deals both sides should consider. The Sixers had been trying to acquire Harden in trade packages built around the All-Star guard Ben Simmons, according to two people familiar with … The Sixers are focused on figuring out … Due to James Harden’s current dispute with the Houston Rockets, he could be available for the right trade package. Houston is reportedly not interested in the Nets’ current trade package. Miami - Herro, Robinson, Olynyk, Nunn, Iguodala - 1st Round Pick 2025 + Swap - Let me start off by saying that I don’t love this deal. This trade may mostly come down to how both teams feel about Wiseman. — Kevin Love. What Warriors' trade package for Harden would look like originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea. The Nets agreed to … What Hot Hot Hoops says: Acting as a representative for the Heat, there would be no way I would accept this trade deal for Harden — especially after hearing about his diva-like behavior, tardiness, and blowing off practices. Any Miami Heat trade package for Houston Rockets star James Harden reportedly needs to be "significantly more" than Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. With Harden joining Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, suddenly Golden State is right back to the top of the league. That’s a maybe from me. It’s official. This is also the best possible package for Houston to me. With five important rotation players gone and an incoming player who wouldn’t slide in right away and be a good fit in the Heat culture (like Jimmy Butler did), I wouldn’t be expecting a return to the Finals so what would be the point? Why Brooklyn would do it: Would the Nets prefer depth or a third star this season? James Harden has asked out of Houston, according to Brian T. … The Pelicans might not want to sell out for a superstar so early in Williamson’s career, but there is danger in being too patient, too. Brooklyn Nets Receive: James Harden ($41.2M 2020-21 Salary), P.J. James Harden is getting the trade he wanted. He’s also turned down a contract extension from Houston that would have made him the first player in league history to earn $50 million annually. What BlazersEdge says: This offer is going to be a very big no from me. I think this trade puts them significantly closer to a title while Lillard (now 30 years old) is still in his prime. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports. 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