This reportedly marks the end of the James Harden era in Houston after eight-plus seasons. I wouldn't drop them, but it's a situation to monitor.
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The Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on October 12 with a victory over the Heat. This is the first time in National Basketball Association history that 3 players to have averaged 25 points per game during the same season are traded to the same team.
Harden made it clear to owner Tilman Fertitta before the season that he did not believe in the franchise's direction and ability to contend and preferred to be traded to a team that was in a better position to win, sources said.
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Harden hits a significant drop in his production as a part of the Nets, though he does become more efficient with more elite scorers surrounding him.
This is likely because of the team's lack of positional diversity, and trading away key bench pieces and role players to make this deal happen. They wanted to be very disciplined in their process and not mortgage their entire future, along with Ben Simmons, along with any younger players that they might have just to go get someone that - again, James Harden is 31, he does have two years left on his deal before a player option.