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James Harden Traded to the Brooklyn Nets

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It finally happened: James Harden is no longer a Houston Rocket.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Wow.

The Houston Rockets extracted 8 potential 1st round picks and Victor Oladipo out of this trade. The Brooklyn Nets went all-in on the star experiment. The Indiana Pacers managed their salary to stay under the cap. The Cleveland Cavaliers smartly swooped in for Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince.

Personally, I think this was close to the best return the Rockets could’ve gotten considering the cards they were dealt. They get a year to evaluate just how healthy Oladipo is while bolstering their future. This could still be a playoff team even in the West:

I don’t think the Nets are going to work out at all. Between the touches needed for Kevin Durant, James Harden, and the AWOL Kyrie Irving (who is reportedly unhappy with the Nets organization and vice versa), things are going to be volatile at the very least:

With that said, what are you thoughts on this? Were the Cavs the real winners here? What are the Sixers thinking? Is Ben Simmons or Devin Booker still coming to the Wolves?