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[Wojnarowski] Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks -- and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs.

[Wojnarowski] Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks -- and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs.

JD1337

The Rockets didn't even get Jarrett Allen?!


spookie_mulder

sup


diiron

LETS FUCKING GOOOOO


JD1337

Pretty great fucking haul for you guys


forthingstocomemyway

I'm so happy, I was actually brainstorming if we had any chance of getting Allen and/or Prince for Drummond. This is even better.


assburgerdeluxe

Imagine Collin Sexton just chilling in practice and Prince and Allen just walk into the facility like a regular day


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After Cedi gives everyone his special hot chocolate. No this isn't a euphemism it's just Cedi things you wouldn't understand. Cavs back on top in the East leggo


MyLifeIsABoondoggle

We’re getting more dudes with big boy appetites, he may have to bring extra I’m so hyped for this though, from a basketball standpoint. In a vacuum we gave up Dante Exum, a bench player who never stuck and that we didn’t need, and a first round pick for *Jarrett Allen* and Taurean Prince. It’ll be a lot of sharing the paint, but good luck getting to the rim on us


TYPICAL_T0M

Y'all gonna love JA. Enjoy him. He's such a beautiful man with a perfect fro. Also he doesn't mind getting dunked on to try and block a shot and I love him for that.


8starfrontierotw

The East runs through Cleveland


Vintoo

Cavs defense is about to be even better.


TastefulThiccness

Browns beat the Steelers in the playoffs and y'all manage to get Jarrett Allen out of the Harden deal. It's a good week for Cleveland and I'm here for it.


super_pax_

If only Ohio won yesterday, it would be Christmas for Ohio sports


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Damn Bobcats always coming up short, even when they don’t play.


StefonDiggsHS

HELL YEAH CAV BROS GOOD FOR YOU MY DOG


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O_J_Shrimpson

Congrats man. I’m gonna miss him. Really awesome dude who I’m sure will do great things. Take care of him (waves goodbye and weeps).


troyofyort

Yeah bums me out, Allen was always the Nets guy I would root for.


SaltyBawlz

Inb4 Bickerstaff trots out a lineup of McGee/Drummond/Nance/Allen/Maker EDIT: I've been informed that Maker has been waived. FUCK. RIP the death lineup.


Lumpycentaur9

Death lineup


ferret50cal

Another big for the Cavs lol


LoyalAndBold

Love is essentially done, Drummond is an expiring contract, Javale is a 1-yr deal. Plus it’s JARRETT ALLEN we’re talking about here


ferret50cal

I'm not criticizing them, I agree Allen is a great player. It's just kinda funny to see the Cavs being like Detroit a few years back, just seemingly getting every big they can find. Also isn't Thon on the Cavs too?


DeanBlandino

We just have a lot at every position tbh. If not for injuries that is. We don’t really have any holes. This just means we’re moving on from Drummond.


mattryan02

I love this for the Cavs. Harden is obviously going to get most of the attention but we made out like bandits here.


Cavshomie8

It also means Drummond is probably gone. FO low-key making great moves!


LoyalAndBold

He’s gone anyways. His expiring contract is gonna be huge during the deadline. We could possibly reel in some good value with it


The_Haskins

Don't downplay the Cavs 3 center deathball lineup


OsuLost31to0

Drummond, Maker, McGee, Allen with Cedi as the point forward. Can't believe we are gonna win the NBA Finals this year!


OVOYorge

I’m going to miss him. I was like pls tell me DJ gets traded instead of JA


braggpeak

Yea I feel bad for Jarrett Allen, he seemed to be doing so well and enjoying himself on that team


citymanc13

Allen & Drummond lowkey maybe nasty


dizzystance11

All of the rebounds - 11 points a game combined


BuzzedWoody

4-19 on FTs combined


mccainjames11

Nets gonna trot out 5 guys for 48 minutes a night


LurkerFlash

Lol, that and a 25K fine a game.


itsslimshadyyo

fuck but theres no way kyrie doesnt play now right??


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I mean it’s Kyrie... Literally nothing would surprise me


Ostarah

The thing that would surprise me the most with Kyrie would be him having a season with no problems.


imsahoamtiskaw

Gs ready to be fooled a tenth time, then be hurt when he breaks their heart again. It's like a girl who keeps coming back to an abusive relationship


Money_dragon

Dude is gonna get a 3rd eye tattoo on his forehead


FloopyDoopy

Really looking forward to the internal drama on this team.


PhysicsIsWhyIDrink

I hope everyone was fasting, we’re about to get all you can eat pasta


Henrygentile

Nets and trading all their firsts. Name a more iconic duo


canseco-fart-box

Harden and strippers


stealer_of_monkeys

Kyrie and... weird shit


_tx

If it came out that Kyrie is Q, would you be surprised?


edc667

I'm surprised by this question more than I'd be surprised if we found out kyrie was Q


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KD and superteams.


Spanky_10

KYRIE JUST PRETENDING TO BE CRAZY SO THE ROCKETS DIDNT WANT HIM IN RETURN


Trashpanda779

7d interdimensional chess


thanos-hat

he did call the media members pawns 😳😳😳


Trashpanda779

He played us all like fools! The mastery of this man.


im_ok_

‘Twas merely a jest


TheIceMan0688

We really are pawns in his game, this man is clearly above our intellect


healthandefficency

Kyrie’s Gambit


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Dinwiddie about to drop his crutches and ball out.


steamydan

"Kyrie, we're going to need you to act as erratic as possible for the next two weeks so we don't have trade you." "Say no more, Steve."


Thetwooks12

Anything for the team coach


signmeupdude

Kyrie “Tracy “Tracy Morgan” Jordan” Irving


braggpeak

Fire up the sage boys


theTunkMan

How brilliant of him to start pretending to be crazy 4+ years ago in preparation for this moment


MunchiePea27

Playing the long con


Jos3ph

pawns couldnt understand


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Heor326

WTF THEY DIDNT EVEN GIVE UP KYRIE


backboarddd1_49402

KD, Harden, and Kyrie Holy shit


JeffyP13

That’s if Kyrie shows up...


sleepy416

Kyrie gonna conveniently show up now lmao


slowestmojo

Kyrie really tanked his own value these past two weeks to get this done without having to trade him.


pmmerandom

Kyrie playing 82D mahjong, we’re all just living in his flat world.


SuperShmamBro

Lmao


Thousandtree

Kyrie is a chess grandmaster, and we're all pawns.


Spiffysack101

If they actually conspired and did that the punishment from the league would be legendary lmfao


IJustGotRektSon

Watch Adam Silver shrug


curryisforGs

yeah lol, adam silver isn't going to do shit. NY winning a championship is too valuable.


JagmeetSingh2

Literally one of the biggest markets despite not winning an nba championship in 40 years lmaooo Silver is smiling today


HitboxOfASnail

is kyrie lowkey the smartest guy in the league?


stealer_of_monkeys

No but the lizards giving him advice are


JeffyP13

Press conference “I’m fully committed to this team.” Incoming lol


Apollo611

“I just needed to meditate for a few days. Namaste!”


kirobz

Remember that the world is flat


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its_good_to_be_free

Looking forward to Kyrie's reaction to being the third option.


edlyncher

Lots of talent but we’ll wait to see if ISO every possession works (it probably doesn’t)


ward0630

Call me a homer in denial but I am also going to wait to judge this Nets team. Obviously the best top 3 in the league, after that it's obviously gonna be a little shaky.


I_Shall_Be_Known

Mid season (no training camp), likely limited practice due to covid, weird schedule, limited bench, and peak drama kyrie. This team is going to be insanely talented, but if it took a normal season+ for the heatles to really mesh I could see Brooklyn running into some issue this year and not hitting their full potential. Even still this is probably an ECF at worst lineup.


foreverapanda

Brooklyn dun goofed. 7 picks, Allen, LeVert, and Kyrie is still around to torpedo the team from the inside.


RipCity56

Yep


JD1337

Probably couldn't find him. Can't trade you if you're hiding. tapshead.jpeg


dmlat

HOW THE HELL lmao good luck steve nash


OuchYouPokedMyHeart

With those personalities, it's a high probability that the team will implode rather than Nash keeping it together. But we'll see


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RIP league of duos. Back to a super team.


probiz13

Not if Kyrie says something about it


Todemax

Loling at everyone who said the Rockets would never trade Harden to the Nets without Kyrie or KD


Zeech360

They had to. Harden tanked his value and Sixers wouldn't pull the trigger.


Saitsu

And Kyrie went and Kyrie'd himself which probably didn't help his value.


onmf

Cavs did kinda good here huh?


diiron

we got JARRETT ALLEN for just 1 first. holy shit.


skycystl

especially the Bucks first next year, now that Giannis extended that‘s probably a late first


Lil-Tuna

I had been eyeing that pick for you guys. If Giannis had left, that could’ve been a premium draft pick


elitec0re

flair checks out


Enlighten_YourMind

Found Sam Prestis burner lmao


squisch

Treat that boy well


aps95

That moment when KD is only the third most hated player on your team lmaoo


SpinkSpankSpunk69

Harden and Kyrie clogging up the headlines while Durant just wants to drop 40 on everyones head


StefonDiggsHS

THATS IT WHAT THE FUCK NO KYRIE??? AND HOUSTON DOESNT EVEN GET ALLEN???


forthestreamz

looks like Fertitta prioritized saving money (and picks i guess), because why else route Jarrett Allen and Prince for Exum and a '22 Bucks pick? edit: and now Levert for Oladipo, who is expiring. this is 100% about the money first and foremost. edit 2: after processing this a bit more, i'm dead sure this deal is 90% about money saving and 10% actual basketball reasons. the Allen/Prince for Exum/Bucks FRP part of the deal makes absolutely zero sense otherwise. that's a terrible return for those two. Allen is a good young player, i'm not a fan of Prince but those mid-tier contracts (10-18m range) are valuable on their own for salary matching purposes in a future trade.. if you're competing or at least have plans to complete in the near future. if you don't, then it's just a overpaid rotation guy. on the other hand Exum has next to none upside (but he's on a expiring deal) and the '22 Bucks pick is not very valuable now that Giannis re-signed. after all that it's hard not to be suspicious about the Levert/Oladipo deal either. now Oladipo is a much better player than Levert but why would Oladipo, the guy who didn't want to stay in Indiana, would re-sign in Houston? and if your goal in getting Oladipo was to compete, why let Allen and Prince go for a pick and Exum? unless you want to trade Oladipo too and if you don't/can't, at least he's not on the books next year.


forthingstocomemyway

sucks to prey on Houston's shitty owner but sign me the fuck up lmaoooooo


PrayForMojo_

Yeah it made no sense in any way for the Cavs to acquire one of the best up and coming centers in the game as a result of this deal. Such luck. Good for you guys.


RedditAgedLikeMilk

Fucking hell. Prayers up for Rockets fans, your owner is garbo.


AttorneyAtLion

8 firsts is a lot of firsts tbf


LebronOfRhyme_

It’s 4 firsts


Propuhganduh

Cavs getting Allen is pretty huge low key.


PRSwing

I'm so hype man.


Castor1234

I hate you. Take good care of him. That boy gonna be good.


novakone

Hopefully this turns out better than when the nets last gave pick swaps lmao


rjgator

Kyrie legit retires and it fucks them? Though KD Harden still a god damn force lol


thePurpleEngineer

They just need to trade the rest of the roster for Westbrook, and ouroboros is complete.


thesanmich

Also Ibaka.


Paranoides

KD and Harden can be better than KD+Kyrie and Harden lol.


Antisystemization

Seriously. Just look at what happened with Kyrie and the Celtics.


computer_love91

In before kyrie constantly switches onto Giannis in the ecf


Paranoides

I mean when I think about KD and Harden I think “oh shit that is really good” but when I add Kyrie on top of that I think “oh okay this will absolutely go wrong at some point”


Gekthegecko

Harden, Kyrie, and Durant are younger than Pierce and Garnett (plus Joe Johnson and Deron Williams) were. They'll be much better than those Nets ever were as long as they all actually play.


CSchwenk

Huh Jarrett Allen to Cavs is a pretty interesting.


diiron

Sexton/Garland/KPJ/Okoro/Allen future babyyyy


Peanuts4Breakfast

Cant recall who KPJ is off top of my head. I’m just gonna assume Kristops PorJingis


jjasko

Kentavious Paldwell-Jope


Peanuts4Breakfast

Keita Pates-Jiop?


matrixreloaded

Karl Panthony Jowns


Diprotodong

Kichael Porter Junior


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Brooklyn assembling the locker room cancer Avengers


Slick_Vik

Can we get Metta World Peace, Nick Young and JR Smith in here?!


Martery

I'm going to miss Harden. I've been going to games for the past 5 years in Houston. It's been an exciting time to watch him.


themikeman7

don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened


BiggleStrip

Actually, it's perfectly fine to feel sad that it's over. The way past emotions is through them, not around them.


The_Unknown98

Wow Rockets got a haul of picks. Presti in shambles


collisondopplganger

Presti licking his lips with the Rockets picks we have


sseidl88

Come to papa


cavaleir

Think of all the 1sts he could collect by trading those Rockets 1sts


thetitsOO

it’s a bunch of late firsts


Raptors2017champs

Nets shouldve taken Simmons


Allstate85

I have a feeling tilman really didn’t want to trade him to morey.


lverson

Kawhi trade type beat damn


Pookapotamus

I might be reading it wrong, but the Rockets get 8 firsts no? 4 of the 1sts unprotected, then 4 more swaps


LebronOfRhyme_

The swaps are only worth anything if the Nets end up worse than the Rockets, which seems unlikely as least for the next few years.


Pookapotamus

Pretty sure they alternate. The nets could be dogshit in 5 years and still have the swaps active.


Henrygentile

THIS WILL BE KNOWN AS THE KURUCS TRADE


next_door_nicotine

Shout out Jarrett Allen, who outplayed DeAndre Jordan and still got used as filler


ProcessMeMrHinkie

Silver linings for Sixers fans - no one to guard Embiid.


Kazekid

Cavs get Allen?


skycystl

this was so unexpected and I love it


lemate23

Caris boutta average 30 a game


babyboyyyy

wait what, Jarrett Allen let’s go


cimmanonrolls

the rockets should have gotten jarrett allen man. idc if christian wood is there or not. they fucked up there. cavs got an absolute steal


Strangeclouds420

I think they realize we’re not contending for 4 or more years. Might as well start a true rebuild now, save money and bring in as much new talent as you can and hopefully in a few years it all pays off. In the mean time the rockets are decent enough to put a watchable product on the court


gentyent

Well that one year of parity was cool I guess


Xain0225

I still think lakers and Bucks will be a bad matchup for them


FirefoxOrBust

Fr. This is so stupid.


european_son

Let's wait to see how those 3 actually play together. There's still only 1 ball and the Nets defense will be terrible.


governorbitch

Yeah this will be very different than KD on the warriors. It’s three dudes that love to iso. Unless they put together a system that they all can work in they’ll be very beatable. We also gotta see how the personalities mesh because they could really tear the team apart quickly if the chemistry isn’t there


Truesday

That's what I'm thinking too. LAL is still #1 in my rankings. Brooklyn just neutered their Center position and can be exposed by opposing skilled big men. Kyrie, Harden backcourt is a defensive sieve and it's going to be a your-turn-my-turn approach to offense. KD's strengths are now minimized too because he plays best with the ball. What's he going to do now? Catch and shoot when Kyrie and Harden decides to pass? With that said, they've just assembled 3 of the most talented offensive players of the game. They can't suck, right?


izvoodoo

Yeah and I think this lowers the value of Kyrie. I think people underestimate how much the third player has to take a step back. The Warriors were unbeatable because all those guys are great off ball.


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And did not have any ego issues and could easily accept the reduced role. Kyrie wanted to be the big dog on the team with KD, now there is a third player. [https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/503/249/9e2.jpg](https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/503/249/9e2.jpg)


CourtHouseChampion6

Zero depth as well


VegetasOtherSon

Great, another center for the cavs


amimeballerboyz

Isn’t Drummond done after this season, because if so let him walk then resign Allen and draft a stud wing and you guys are Lowkey a squad


F1gur1ng1tout

Yeah. Allen is a very nice pick up and he fits the timeline of the team perfectly.


amimeballerboyz

Honestly I know rebuilding sucks but you guys are almost done after this trade and depending on the draft


Diamond1580

Yea dude Sexland has been cooking


ddottay

He’s the best center on the team already though


dgarrad

You'll love him trust.


Black_Trebek

No reason not to be excited about this. Allen is one of the best young bigs in the league.


TheLastBaken

Absolute fleece jesus


buttlovingpanda

Really doesn’t feel like a good trade for Houston


Muthafuckaaaaa

Better than having Harden at this point


Xetakilyn

KD and some hoopers from lifetime gonna try to win games while Harden and Kyrie party at Drake's


insert-words-here

God damn


percbandit

That Big 3 is nuts


blu3flannel

Holy shit this is wild


haydenf4

THE CAVS WON THE JAMES HARDEN TRADE


Thrillar_villar

Unfair how a team can have 4 all-stars smh


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sercialinho

I was really looking forward to the drama that would inevitably ensue as soon as Kyrie met Tilman.


IvaHughJhog

Veto that shit for basketball reasons Silver smh


TJMAN65

The Thunder got more for PG13 than the Rockets got for Harden


Thrillar_villar

WOJ NUKE


zmajxd

gg


dbullard05

Now trade Kyrie for Westbrook, let’s get the band back together Seriously though this is an insane Big 3


IroncladDiplomat

Ben Simmons + 2 picks is better than that.


Nodecafallowed

Ben simmons is better than levert + poopoo platter of late picks. This has to be out of spite.


swerve421

KD really had to nerf the league again right when his injury healed smfh it was one season


LegendaryStrike

ALL THIS FOR LEBRON


scorpio21

This is gonna go down as one of the biggest boom or bust trades. Nets either gonna win 3 straight or be in a worse situation post Pierce and KG years.


yccbarry

Four picks and four swaps is ridiculous if they’re all unprotected, and why do the Cavs want Allen when Drummond is playing well?


Hoar-Hound

Drummond is making 27 million and is about to be an UFA so Allen is a clear replacement and they will either trade or take the cap space.


cimmanonrolls

drummond is not part of the cavs future, let’s be real. jarrett allen is twice as valuable


MYO716

Maybe they intend to flip one of them themselves for more draft assets?


JohnJohnsonJohansen

Horrible deal for the Rockets