Harden puts them much closer if he’s at his best, perhaps even making them instant favorites in the East. 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. Toronto - Siakam/Powell 1st Round Picks 2021, 2023 or 2025- This deal fits most of Houston’s parameters. NBA teams never stop trying to improve, and the … It resulted in a championship. By Ricky O'Donnell Jan 13, 2021, 2:53pm EST / new 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. Chad Henne’s gutsy plays saved the Chiefs after Patrick Mahomes’ playoffs injury. To acquire Harden, the Nets brought in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers to construct a return package loaded with draft assets. James Harden. What BlazersEdge says: This offer is going to be a very big no from me. Framework of the deal: Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, Minnesota’s top-five protected 2021 pick, another pick or two + a pick swap or three to Houston for Harden. Framework of the deal: Ben Simmons, Mike Scott and multiple first round picks to Houston for Harden. Brooklyn Nets Receive: James Harden ($41.2M 2020-21 … Raptors Get. Brooklyn Nets Receive: James Harden ($41.2M 2020-21 Salary), P.J. NBA Trade Rumors: Ranking rumored trade packages for James Harden. James Harden is getting the trade he wanted. We came up with eight trade packages for James Harden. 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. Giving up CJ McCollum, Zach Collins, and picks is a big ask from Portland’s perspective. Simmons + shooters is an easy (and cheap) contender for Tilman Fertitta’s Rockets going forward. What Raptors HQ says: As we’ve learned in Toronto, when a superstar player is available, you have to at least inquire. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Houston Rockets or NBA Properties LLC. With Harden joining Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, suddenly Golden State is right back to the top of the league. In order to get there, the Nets would have to put a package … James Harden is headed to Brooklyn in a blockbuster trade, we break down the winners and losers including both sides of the ball in Brooklyn. Any Miami Heat trade package for Houston Rockets star James Harden reportedly needs to be "significantly more" than Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. Why Philadelphia would do it: The Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid pairing has never been a perfect fit in Philadelphia. Upgrade from Jaylen Brown to James Harden and they’re suddenly the strong favorite in the East. James Harden reportedly wants the Rockets to trade him to the Nets, 76ers, Bucks or Heat. 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. 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 … 2021, 2023, 2025 first round picks. Why Golden State would do it: The Warriors dream of getting back to championship contention, but after Klay Thompson’s injury it’s possible they will be fighting just to make the playoffs. If the Celtics are interested in the former MVP, they might be able to form a trade package good enough to land Harden. Framework of the deal: Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs and two first round picks + two pick swaps to Houston for Harden. This deal also keeps OG Anunoby in Toronto. Miami - Herro, Robinson, Olynyk, Nunn, Iguodala - 1st Round Pick 2025 + Swap - Let me start off by saying that I don’t love this deal. ROCKETS is a registered trademark of the Houston Rockets LLC. If you buy something from an SB Nation link, … 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. 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. 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 … McCollum and Zach Collins + a couple first round picks to Houston for Harden. on 3 trade packages to send James Harden to Brooklyn Nets. Brown is a solid young player who gets better every year, but he can never dream of being the on-ball creator Harden is. This package has Jusuf Nurkić, Robert Covington, and Anfernee Simons for Harden. See our ethics statement. This is also the best possible package for Houston to me. 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. 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. Why Miami would do it: Was the Heat’s Cinderella run to the Finals in the bubble a fluke? However, the addition of Jusuf Nurkić could be interesting for the Rockets. What Warriors' trade package for Harden would look like originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea. 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. But Harden has two years left on his contract before an opt out. Two first-round picks seals the deal as my favorite trade in the group. However, our read is that the Rockets are losing leverage by the day and we like that teams are getting scared off media reports, so we’ll practice patience and wait this out a bit longer until you’re willing to take draft compensation off the table (we’ll need those picks having 3 max players on the roster). Houston has tried to smear Harden’s reputation in recent days — seems like a weird thing to do when you’re attempting to get the most value possible back for your franchise star! 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. Why New Orleans would do it: Zion Williamson looks ready to win right now. This is what he gave us: Put your proposals in the comments below. Advertisement. Chad Henne and Andy Reid kept the Chiefs’ Super Bowl dreams alive vs. the Browns. The Chiefs deserved their win, but the future belongs to the Browns. 8 James Harden trade ideas both teams should consider, Beef History: Before Paul Pierce scolded LeBron James on TV, he battled LeBron’s family and spit at his teammates, This beef goes a lot deeper than Paul Pierce trolling on TV, video for Beef History: Before Paul Pierce scolded LeBron James on TV, he battled LeBron’s family and spit at his teammates, 2 winners and 4 losers from the NFL divisional playoff round. While Davis only had one year remaining on his contract when the Lakers acquired him, Harden currently has two seasons + a player option. 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 … Every trade includes draft compensation of some kind. What Golden State of Mind says: Acting as Bob Myers, with the hand of Joe Lacob digging firmly into my shoulder, I make this trade, barring any serious objection from Steph Curry. — Brady Klopfer. And they get another nice piece with last year’s breakout guy Norman Powell, who would move right into Harden’s vacated backcourt slot next to John Wall. With Harden’s trade request hanging over the start of the season, we came up with eight possible deals and asked the corresponding SB Nation NBA communities how they felt about the proposed trade. You can pencil in a couple first round picks going to Houston in the deal, as well. The Philadelphia 76ers should immediately submit a strong trade offer for James Harden. 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. 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. The Rockets want the world. Though with Siakam 26 years old and Powell 27, it’s missing the type of young assets that would make this a perfect deal for the Rockets. That’s a maybe from me. Thanks, but no thanks. The dreaded fumble through the end zone rule stung Cleveland at the worst possible time. The Celtics have groomed a wonderful trio in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker. By Ricky O'Donnell Dec 17, 2020, 12:54pm EST / new. 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. The Bears almost scored on a trick play vs. the Saints last week. 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. This trade also works with Grant Williams in place of Daniel Theis. NBA 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. Players of Harden’s caliber simply don’t become available all that often. 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Due to James Harden’s current dispute with the Houston Rockets, he could be available for the right trade package. The Sixers are focused on figuring out … Furthermore, the package doesn’t leave the Rockets with any draft picks. This package would be hard to sell for the Blazers, as the Rockets just traded Covington to the Blazers. 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. I don’t think so, but it’s also going to be tough to recreate going forward. For as good as Herro looks and for as amazing as Robinson is in Miami’s system, the talent upgrade here is undeniable. — Surya Fernandez. I think this trade puts them significantly closer to a title while Lillard (now 30 years old) is still in his prime. Harden has already requested a trade and given the Rockets an expanded list of teams he’d like to go to. Update on a possible Sixers-James Harden trade package / by Adam Hermann SIXERS The Sixers are focused on figuring out the undefeated Orlando Magic on Thursday night, but as 2021 approaches, the organization's sights are still likely set on bigger fish. — but there’s no doubt he’s been worth the “trouble” every step of his career. 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 … Brooklyn would have the best top three in the league by a mile and still have a little bit of depth to go around. The Houston Rockets are sending their former MVP to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive blockbuster deal … The hypothetical James Harden trade package. — Oleh Kosel. However, they’d have to part with at least one of these stars to land a quality player like Harden. 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. 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. Norman Powell. 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 … New Orleans stole it and actually pulled it off against the Bucs. The Houston Rockets are going to trade James Harden eventually. After executing a four-team trade Harden has reportedly managed 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. 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 Browns got hit with the dumbest rule in football vs. the Chiefs in the playoffs. 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. 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? Could a Zion-Harden combo vault New Orleans into the top half of the West in its first season? Since that’s where most of the negotiation on these deals will take place, we chose to keep it vague rather than come up with specific pick protections. What CelticsBlog says: “I respect the effort and I especially appreciate the attempt to keep Marcus Smart out of the trade package. James Harden is going to Brooklyn as the centerpiece of a four-team trade that rocked the NBA. That would never, ever, be tolerated in this organization and certainly not for a package that includes two starters from last season and a rising star in Herro. November 17, 2020 Brett Siegel Atlantic Division, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, NBA Trade Rumors, Southwest Division Comments Off. Adding another “superstar” to the Trail Blazers roster might be a good idea, but Harden just isn’t it. Herro and Robinson are fine, young players, but lack the All-Star power the Rockets are looking for. 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. We recognize his immense talent and the immediate impact he would have on any team. 3 trade packages to send James Harden to Brooklyn Nets. 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. Pascal Siakam. Get James Harden and your team vastly improves its chances of winning a championship. — Dia Miller. The Saints stole the trick play the Bears used against them and did it better. Houston is reportedly not interested in the Nets’ current trade package. Framework of the deal: Steven Adams, Lonzo Ball, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker + 3-4 first round picks to Houston for Harden. 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. We came up with eight trade packages for James Harden. While James Harden is an incredibly talented player, arguably one of the best in the league, he’s just not a fit in Portland. After months of numerous rumours James Harden has finally been granted his wish and is no longer a Houston Rocket. 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 bigger concern for Brooklyn would be the amount of future picks it would likely surrender to get this deal done. Morey knows how rare it is for superstars to come available and he knows how close Harden got him to glory before. This deal also keeps Marcus Smart in green. Why Brooklyn would do it: Would the Nets prefer depth or a third star this season? Read Liberty Ballers on a potential Harden deal: We asked Darren Yuvan from our Rockets community The Dream Shake to sort through the potential deals and pick his favorites. A move for Harden amounts to an all-in push to win a championship. Framework of the deal: C.J. The Blazers would maintain most of their depth and suddenly have the best guard combo in the league. These were the parameters for the deals: Here are some Harden deals both sides should consider. 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. Report: Rockets evaluating final James Harden trade offers from Sixers and Nets. 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. It’s official. 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. Framework of the deal: Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell + a couple first round picks to Houston for Harden. 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. His hyper-efficient inside scoring would be a great match with Harden’s on-ball creation. 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Now that Giannis Antetokounmpo is locked up in Milwaukee, the Raps would have to explore the trade market if they want another A-lister. To make a trade legal, what Brooklyn would have to do is send the Rockets at least $33.0 million in salary. Why Toronto would do it: You might remember that the Raptors have made a bold trade for a superstar before. That would mean a Miami trade package for Harden would have to include Kelly Olynyk (making $13.6 million this season) and Andre Iguodala ($15.0 million), whose combined salaries add … — Daniel Reynolds. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports. If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. The Rockets didn't snag a potential franchise cornerstone such as Ben Simmons, but they got a tremendous package … Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle confirms that Philadelphia has offered Simmons, but says the Rockets and 76ers have yet to agree on the rest of a trade structure. Why Boston would do it: It’s difficult to say where the Celtics project in the East this year given Kemba Walker’s persistent injury troubles. 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. By: Ben DuBose. 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. — Kevin Love. There’s renewed hope this season with Daryl Morey in charge and a couple more shooters in place, but Philly still has a lot of work to do to get to championship contention. The Nets agreed to … Welcome to Rockets Wire's European Union Experience. 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. Who is beating a Harden-Jayson Tatum-Smart trio? The 76ers would like to begin 2020-21 with their current roster before entertaining a Harden deal, per Charania. 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. This trade may mostly come down to how both teams feel about Wiseman. 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. Framework of the deal: Jaylen Brown, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis (or Grant Williams) + a couple first round picks to Houston for Harden. While Portland upgraded the team again this offseason, it likely isn’t enough to beat the Lakers. This scenario demands an ‘eye for an eye,’ and probably a few more since Harden is valued more. Rockets Get. 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