The James Harden to Brooklyn Nets trade is quickly becoming a reality.
On Tuesday afternoon Front Office Sports reporter Anthony Puccio revealed that both the Nets and the Rockets are “nearing a deal” for a Harden trade and may already have a verbal agreement in place.
The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets are nearing a deal to send James Harden to Brooklyn, according to multiple sources close to FOS.
The deal isn’t “official”, but sources say a deal is in place and the two teams have a “verbal agreement.” Harden declined a two-year, $103 million extension with the Rockets so he could force a trade to Brooklyn.
Harden recently turned down a $50 million a year extension from the Rockets and instead pushed for a trade to Brooklyn to team up with superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
After turning down the chance to become the first $50 million a year player in league history, Houston Rockets guard All-NBA guard James Harden has made it clear to ownership that he’s singularly focused on a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell ESPN.
As Harden’s conversations with the Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving ramped up in recent weeks on the West Coast, sources say the Rockets made a pitch for him to sign the maximum allowable extension — two years and $103 million on top of the remaining three years, $133 million on his current deal.
It’s unclear what the Rockets will get in return for Harden but the rumblings are getting louder by the day which means something should go down in the coming days.