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  1. #1
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    Harden Deal Official

    https://www.prosportsdaily.com/artic...al-670400.html

    As if we didn't already know, the Harden to Nets deal became official this morning.

    TO NETS:
    James Harden
    Future 2nd-round pick (via Cavs)

    TO ROCKETS
    Caris LeVert (Flipped to Indiana for Oladio)
    Rodions Kurucs
    Dante Exum
    Three future 1st-round picks (via Nets)
    Four 1st-round pick swaps
    Future 1st-round pick (from Cavs via Bucks)

    TO CAVS
    Jarrett Allen
    Taurean Prince

    Houston will receive Brooklyn's first-round draft pick in 2022, 2024, and 2026 as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027. The Rockets also acquired a 2022 first-round pick from the Cavs, via the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Meanwhile, Brooklyn acquires a second-round pick in 2024 from Cleveland.

    The Cavs also waived center Thon Maker and released guard Yogi Ferrell in corresponding moves.

    Houston is reportedly trading Caris LeVert and a 2023 second-round pick to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for All-Star guard Victor Oladipo.

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    That is a heavy price to pay. I am going to miss LaVert and Allen, but this clearly puts the Nets in ALL-IN NOW mode. If this doesn't end up in a title this year or next, it is going to be seen as a bust. Because if this goes south and both KD and Kyrie opt out after next season and this team is blown up and we start cellar dwelling again. There is no first round picks until 2028 (including the swaps).

    This is Championship or bust to the highest degree.
    Last edited by wdwyer; 01-14-2021 at 02:13 PM.

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    Kyrie has to be locked in first and foremost before anythin

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    Basically, each superstar gets a break/violate COVID protocols while the next one drives the ship w/o missing a beat.

    James Harden is comfortable running slot since the days of when he played alongside Kevin Durant. Unfortunately KD is busy violating COVID protocols to play consistently with the Nets.

    This is a very good deal for the Nets. The East is ripe for the taking. The Celtics exposed the Bucks. Philly isn't a very smart team.

    In order for this team to thrive all three superstars have to be on the same page. They rarely play at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Detfink View Post
    Basically, each superstar gets a break/violate COVID protocols while the next one drives the ship w/o missing a beat.

    James Harden is comfortable running slot since the days of when he played alongside Kevin Durant. Unfortunately KD is busy violating COVID protocols to play consistently with the Nets.

    This is a very good deal for the Nets. The East is ripe for the taking. The Celtics exposed the Bucks. Philly isn't a very smart team.

    In order for this team to thrive all three superstars have to be on the same page. They rarely play at the same time.
    Absolutely true, and I do have to preface this by saying, they still need time to gel. It may sound corny, but it's actually a thing.

    That being said, they didn't put this roster together to be third in the East. Something has to give, or they will never hear the end of it from their own fans...let alone the NY Media.

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