Harden will be joining former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, forming the NBA’s latest superteam. The trade also involves the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to an ESPN report, the Nets traded a package of players including Carivs LeVert and multiple draft picks to acquire Harden. LeVert was traded on to the Pacers for Victor Oladipo, while the Nets’ Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince were sent to Cleveland. The Cavaliers sent Dante Exum to Houston, who also received Brooklyn forward Rodions Kurucs.
Harden joining Durant and Irving in Brooklyn immediately makes them one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Big question marks remain regarding Irving’s commitment to the team and how the three superstars will gel on the court. On paper, however, the Brooklyn Nets are surely favorites to make it through the East.
Naturally, NBA Twitter and Instagram were alight with reactions to the huge trade. Check out a selection below.