Wow Brooklyn sure chose the right name for their team—because they continue to fill their roster with people they chase with nets.
As in crazy people.
Because now not only is the team—for now at least—the current boss of head case Kyrie Irving who hasn’t played since last week with just about every reliable source saying it’s because he is too shaken by the Capitol riots—but they just acquired the most unhappy man in the NBA in the past few months in James Harden.
In Harden’s defense, this may be just the thing to cheer him up.
The Rockets sent Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade that along with multiple players and draft picks and sent guard Caris LeVert to Houston—well momentarily—as he was immediately shipped to the Pacers in exchange for Victor Oladipo.
That’s what you need to know—Harden is in Brooklyn, Oladipo is in Houston, and LeVert is in Indy… the rest of the names and picks are a lot of fluff.
- TO NETS: James Harden, 2024 2nd-round pick from the Cavaliers
- PLAYERS TO ROCKETS: Victor Oladipo (from Pacers), Dante Exum (from Cavs), Rodions Kurucs (from Nets)
- PICKS TO ROCKETS: Brooklyn’s three unprotected first-round draft picks — 2022, 2024 and 2026 — in the deal, plus pick swaps in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027. Also, Cleveland’s 2022 first-round pick, via the Milwaukee Bucks.
- TO PACERS: Caris LeVert (from Rockets via Nets); 2023 second-round pick from the Rockets
- TO CAVALIERS: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince from Nets