KEY POINTS

  • James Harden is traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal involving four teams 
  • The whole NBA landscape is in a state of shock as Harden gets to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving
  • Durant seems to happy to be working with Harden again

The NBA world exploded after the Houston Rockets sent shockwaves throughout the league after engineering a blockbuster trade that involved four teams, seven players, four first-round draft picks, and four pick swaps.

James Harden finally got his wish to join the Brooklyn Nets and reunite with Kevin Durant to form a super team along with Kyrie Irving in the Eastern Conference.

The eye-watering trade deal also saw Victor Oladipo join the Rockets from the Indiana Pacers along with Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs.

Nets star Caris LeVert joined the Pacers, while the fourth team in the deal the Cleveland Cavaliers got Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince.

NBA stars were quick to react to the news of the massive trade in varying degrees of shock and awe.

The Cavaliers big men Kevin Love, Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr. also did not miss their chance to welcome Allen while acknowledging the sheer size of the Cleveland franchise’s frontcourt in 2021.

Other players like Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Trae Young and Mo Bamba were simply amazed by the development and also acknowledged the firepower now in Brooklyn with Harden joining perennial All-Stars such as Durant and Irving.

Durant, who joined the Nets from the Golden State Warriors in 2019, was also quick to congratulate Harden with whom he shared the court during their time with the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

James Harden Kyrie Irving Rockets Nets James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets is defended by Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on November 01, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Steven Ryan/Getty Images