They’re buying and selling the 31-year-old to the Brooklyn Nets as a part of a four-team deal, in keeping with a number of reviews together with ESPN and The Athletic, citing sources aware of the deal.

In return for Harden, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Houston is buying Caris LeVert and Rodions Kurucs from the Nets, Dante Exum from the Cleveland Cavaliers, three first-round picks from the Nets, one first-round decide from the Cavaliers by way of the Milwaukee Bucks, and 4 first-round decide swaps from the Nets.

Brooklyn can also be sending middle Jarrett Allen and ahead Taurean Prince to the Cavaliers as a part of the commerce, in keeping with ESPN’s Wojnarowski.

In a separate deal, Houston is buying and selling LeVert and a second spherical decide to the Indiana Pacers for guard and two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo, in keeping with The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Harden, an eight-time All-Star, was acquired by the Rockets from the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in 2012.

Whereas in Houston, he was voted the league’s finest participant for the 2017-18 season and led the Rockets to the playoffs all eight years.

Harden reacts during the Rocket's game against the Portland Trail Blazers last December.

The commerce comes sooner or later after Harden criticized the workforce.

“We’re simply not adequate — clearly, chemistry, talent-wise, simply every thing — and it was clear these previous few video games,” he said.

“I like this metropolis. I’ve actually accomplished every thing that I can. I imply, this example, it is loopy. It is one thing that I do not suppose may be mounted.”

The postgame feedback have been the final of a string a of adverse conduct from the disgruntled star, after arriving late to the workforce’s coaching camp, after which being sidelined for 4 days and fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s well being and security protocols days earlier than the beginning of the season.

The previous MVP now reunites with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and perennial All-Star guard Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn.

CNN Sport has reached out to the NBA to verify particulars of the commerce.

Harden in action for the Rockets against the Lakers on January 10.

Additional postponements

In the meantime, the NBA introduced on Wednesday that it was suspending its ninth sport of the season.

Two video games scheduled for Friday between the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriros and the Washington Wizards and Detriot Pistons have been postponed as ongoing contact tracing means the Suns and the Wizards would not have the required eight gamers to contest the video games.

Since January 6, 16 NBA gamers have examined optimistic for Covid-19.

The league introduced on Tuesday that it had adopted stricter well being and security protocols to fight the unfold of the virus.

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