Rockets guard James Harden has wanted out of Houston since before the 2020-21 season began in December. He even listed several teams he'd prefer to be traded to.
After his latest postgame press conference following a 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of playing to his capabilities in Houston on a nightly basis, the Rockets appear to be ready to move on from the 31-year-old.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are finalists for Harden. The deal could "culminate quickly," and the Nets are offering all of their future first-round picks and pick swaps.