Sources: Full current trade:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021
Rockets: Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 3 BKN first-rounders (22, 24, 26), 1 MIL first (22, unprotected), 4 BKN 1st round swaps (21, 23, 25, 27)
Nets: James Harden
Pacers: Caris LeVert, 2nd-rounder
Cavs: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince
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:
Update on Kyrie situation.— Tommy Dee (@ThomasCDee) January 13, 2021
I’m told he’s been “furious” at the organization for some time for not giving him more input on the head coach hiring.
He was not in favor of Steve Nash.
Also, his relationship with Kevin Durant has been described as “very distant” recently. https://t.co/MS4yvW4x2J
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly "unhappy" with Kyrie Irving and their communication with the star point guard "has been minimal," according to @APOOCH. The team's patience is reportedly growing thin: https://t.co/KbXbqlJPwx— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 12, 2021
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?