The Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to a trade that sends former NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden to the Nets for multiple players and draft picks, according to ESPN.
Harden, who will be reunited with former teammate Kevin Durant in Brooklyn, has expressed his frustration with the Rockets in recent months, before eventually asking the team to trade him.
The trade is monumental because of Harden’s massive $41 million salary and the fact that league MVPs are rarely traded. But the reasons for the trade may not be entirely basketball-related. The origins of