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The Beard Heads to Brooklyn


Attention! The Brooklyn Nets have acquired James Harden. The Beard wanted to expand his career and try to win a trophy. This is one of the scariest trades of the season so far.

On January 14, James Harden signed a four-year contract with the Nets. The trade allowed Harden to team up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. With that being said, the Nets look as if they may make an appearance at the NBA Finals for the first time since 2003, when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in six games.

How did this happen? James Harden had played for the Houston Rockets for a decade but sadly never won a championship. ​In a postgame interview​ Harden said that his team was “just not good enough,” referring to their work ethic. With this message, he was hinting at the fact that he wanted out of Houston.

The Rockets won an NBA Championship back in 1994. It is quite intriguing to see the Rockets not win the NBA Finals with Harden’s talent and all of the great players that the Houston management brought in to help him over the years.

Now let’s talk about the present time. ​In Harden’s debut with the Nets​ on January 16, he had an outstanding record of 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds. 

These stats are impressive, especially considering that this is the first time in NBA history that a player finished with a triple-double in his first game with a new team. That first game was just a little glimpse of what is to come.

So far, James Harden’s statistics show how powerful he generally is. He averages 24 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds per game, which is amazing for a guard. Believe me: you want a shooting guard who can grab rebounds and obviously drain 3-pointers.

Now let’s consider the other two All-Stars on the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving averages 28 points and Kevin Durant averages 30 points. This is absolutely ridiculous, as the team is virtually guaranteed 80 points from its top-three players. Then again, the Lakers might have the defense to potentially stop the Nets.

Overall, Brooklyn got a great player from the James Harden trade. With him on their roster, the Nets look as if they will make the playoffs, and possibly go all the way to the Finals for the first time in nearly 20 years. But do you think the Nets have a chance against the Lakers?

About the Contributor
Francisco Martinez, Staff Writer
Francisco is a senior at Glendale High School. He is a former Construction student, and a member of the Journalism class. He is a good-looking man, who enjoys watching basketball and playing video games.
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