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Brian WindhorstESPN Senior Author
- ESPN.com NBA creator since 2010
- Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years
- Creator of two books
Miami is one among the groups that had the style of equipment of young prospects that the Rockets were attempting to get of their pursuit of a deal for his or her disgruntled principal individual. Miami has appealing young players Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn, amongst others, plus some former players on the final years of their contracts who may per chance per chance were dilapidated to facilitate the factitious.
Alternatively, the Rockets have additionally been attempting for important draft sources in Harden offers and the Warmth currently can offer handiest their 2027 first-round utilize in a substitute. For these reasons, discussions never got very a long way on the Rockets’ side, sources talked about.
Houston has had substitute discussions with the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets, amongst others, around Harden, who has requested a substitute. When talking with the media Monday, Harden declined to answer to a ask about whether or now not his feelings on the Rockets have modified.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported the Warmth’s choice to pause the factitious talks.