It appears the James Harden era in Houston is over.
On Monday, it was reported by the Houston Chronicle that the all-star and MVP wants out of Houston and is trying to force his way out to join the Brooklyn Nets.
“But Harden wants to move on from the Rockets, the Chronicle has been informed, and is trying to force his way via trade to Brooklyn, allowing The Beard to form the NBA’s next superteam and rejoin forces with former Oklahoma City teammate Kevin Durant.”
Now the Rockets have to deal with both of their superstars wanting out.
Durant and Harden — past teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder — have recently discussed the possibility, but there have yet to be trade discussions between the two front offices.
The Nets are believed to be considering the viability of a deal for Harden, but it is unclear how far the franchise would go in delivering Houston the assets it might require in return.