The Brooklyn Nets have been on James Harden’s trade list, but there appears to have been very little in the way of discussions with the Houston Rockets.
Spencer Dinwiddie has been linked with a potential trade for Harden, but he was ruled out for the season on Monday with a partially torn ACL.
“Spencer Dinwiddie’s health did not make or break the Nets’ ability to get James Harden,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast. “It’s unclear to me, frankly, if those teams have had anything resembling a serious conversation about James Harden. Let’s make that clear. I don’t sense that there’s been hardly any traction there at all. And maybe the way the Nets started had them thinking ‘Why are we messing with this?'”
The key to Brooklyn potentially trading for Harden has been believed to be centered more on their ability to put a young star from another team in a three-team package.