The Lakers were title favorites. That has not changed following the Nets' trade for James Harden. LeBron James and Anthony Davis still deserve to be viewed as the overwhelming NBA title favorites.
Following news of James Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, there were reports of teams showing trade interest in P.J. Tucker.
The Philadelphia 76ers didn't trade for James Harden, despite so many reports they were the favorites to land Harden.
The Indiana Pacers got in on the James Harden trade action on Wednesday. Indiana flipped the expiring contract of Victor Oladipo and acquired Caris LeVert.
News of the trade was first broken by Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Shams Charania added what the package will include - Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen are being shipped out and the Rockets will receive four first-round picks and four first-round pick swaps from Brooklyn.
The latest controversial quotes from James Harden confirm what we already knew. Harden wants out. He wants out now.
The 2020/21 NBA season is underway, but James Harden trade rumors refuse to wane. Harden is taking to the court on a depleted Houston Rockets team, and has admitted he's not in game shape. Yet, the former MVP continues to put up gaudy numbers.
James Harden recently logged in his first preseason game for the new-look Houston Rockets. He has stood firm in his desire to be traded, although I do believe that the Rockets front office will stand their ground as long as they can, and see if they can rack up the wins with their new-look squad.
When the NBA offseason had started to calm down, the biggest trade of this peculiarly timed winter break was announced.
The Houston Rockets landed one of the best free agents on the market in Christian Wood.
Last night, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets traded forward Robert Covington to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Trevor Ariza, 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 protected first-round pick.
A James Harden trade has become an increasingly real possibility. The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly at the front of the queue if Houston starts entertaining offers for Harden.
The Orlando Magic are an under the radar team in the Russell Westbrook trade saga. Shams Charania reported Westbrook has asked for a trade on Wednesday, kickstarting a fast-paced NBA offseason and putting the Houston Rockets at the centre of another blockbuster deal.
Only one, long season has passed since the Rockets traded for Russell Westbrook. Reports have already surfaced that Houston could move Westbrook this offseason, with the New York Knicks appearing as a possible trade destination.
As Mike D'Antoni makes himself a free agent in the coaching circle, it spells an end to an era of Houston Rockets basketball. It may be premature to assume that the team will try its hand on a possible rebuilding, especially with James Harden still in the peak of his elite abilities.