“Will Be a Pretty Good Team”: Anthony Davis Weighs in on James Harden Joining the Brooklyn Nets

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The NBA offseason is heating up with each passing day. There have been massive speculations, and some of these might even turn out to be true! One of the eye-catching rumors is that James Harden wants out of Houston after eight seasons and is planning to join the Brooklyn Nets. What does 2020 NBA champion Anthony Davis think about it? 

James Harden to the Nets – as good as it sounds, the deal is not done yet. However, it has been reported that Harden has declined a massive extension from the Rockets, which gives more fire to the rumors. 

Anthony Davis had a chat with Mark Carman on his ‘Da Windy City’ podcast recently, where he was posed with a few questions about the Harden-Nets rumors. Davis put forth his opinion on the matter and answered if a front three of Kyrie-Durant-Harden would work.

Why wouldn’t this front-three work? Even if one was to keep Kevin Durant aside, both Kyrie and Harden are ball-dominant players, and there are concerns that having such a dominant trio could lead to destruction. But Davis doesn’t want to predict the future in any case. 

“If it happens it happens, if it doesn’t it doesn’t. I am trying to figure out what Anthony Davis is going to do. Once I figure that out we’ll start looking at teams and things like that but that will be a pretty good team though,” the 27-year-old mentioned. 

Also Read: NBA Trade Rumors: James Harden Rejects $103 Million Contract Extension From Rockets

Anthony Davis is ready to offer advice to Harden and Westbrook

There are several complications surrounding the Houston Rockets at the moment. There are multiple reports which suggest both Russell Westbrook and James Harden want out of the team. This puts the franchise in a grave position if they lose both their superstars. 

Houston Rockets' James Harden and Russell Westbrook
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Anthony Davis mentioned that both these players are experienced enough to make the right decisions. They underwent a similar scenario at OKC and thus would be well-suited to handle it now, he stated.

“I think they are two guys who have been in the league long enough and know what they want. They both made a ton of money and both those guys I know for a fact want to win cause I’m really close with both of them,” Davis said. “And they want to win, they want to compete for a championship whether that’s in Houston or somewhere else I know they are going to make the best decision for themselves and their family.”

Davis mentioned how a player should be allowed to control his destiny at times. At the end of the day, it is about personal choice. Sometimes players get thrown in the negative light if they demand a shocking trade. 

There is still no confirmation about Harden’s situation at Houston. The 2021 season looks really exciting as teams are bulking up their roster to contend for the championship! 

Also Read: Former NBA Champion Suggests a Wild Kyrie Irving Swap at Brooklyn Nets For James Harden

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