"Adding an All-NBA player such as James to our roster better positions our team to compete against the league's best," said Nets general manager Sean Marks in a statement. "James is one of the most prolific scorers and playmakers in our game, and we are thrilled to bring his special talents to Brooklyn."
Here's a full breakdown of the blockbuster trade:
|To Nets||To Rockets||To Cavs|
|James Harden||Caris LeVert||Jarrett Allen|
|Future 2nd-round pick (via Cavs)||Rodions Kurucs||Taurean Prince|
|Three future 1st-round picks (via Nets)|
|Four 1st-round pick swaps|
|Future 1st-round pick (from Cavs via Bucks)|
Houston will receive Brooklyn's first-round draft pick in 2022, 2024, and 2026 as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027. The Rockets also acquired a 2022 first-round pick from the Cavs, via the Milwaukee Bucks.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn acquires a second-round pick in 2024 from Cleveland.
The Cavs also waived center Thon Maker and released guard Yogi Ferrell in corresponding moves.
|To Rockets||To Pacers|
|Victor Oladipo||Caris LeVert|
|2nd-round pick (2023)|