The next time the Warriors face James Harden, Will not wear Houston Rockets costume.
This is because Harden is trading with the Brooklyn Nets in a massive four-team deal that also includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers, according to multiple national reports.
The Warriors are set to host Harden, Kevin Durant and Kerry Irving on February 13th at the Chase Center. It remains to be seen how this trio will coexist, and there is no doubt that there are people in the basketball world who think things will not end well for the networks.
Brooklyn coach Steve Nash definitely has an important job for him in terms of keeping everyone happy and on the same page, but the talent is undeniable. And if the chemistry is going strong – and if everything falls into place – the Nets should be one of the favorite titles in the NBA for the next several years.
The Warriors clearly hope to meet Brooklyn in the NBA Finals at some point, and they’ll have a much better chance. When Clay Thompson returns From a torn right Achilles tendon next season. Ultimately, it’s good for warriors that they’re not in the same convention as the Nets.
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That’s kind of a risk for Rockets because Victor Oladipo is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. If he didn’t sign back, Houston would wish talented Carris Leverett still had on board.
For this season, we’ll see if the Warriors – who eliminated the Rockets from post-season four times over a five-year period from 2015 to 2019 – end up fighting Houston for a spot in the supplement.
In the end, Harden the Rockets left for the net a massive bargain, and the domino effect will be felt for years to come.