Woj bomb: Cavs involved in four-way blockbuster Harden deal
Jarrett Allen coming to Cleveland as Harden shipped to Brooklyn
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are joining Brooklyn, Houston and Indiana in a four-team deal that sends Rockets All-Star guard James Harden to the Nets.
The Cavs are getting two players in the trade, center Jarrett Allen and power forward Taurean Prince. Allen is big addition here. The 22-year old center averages a double-double per game, getting 11 rebounds and 10 points per night on 61% shooting, he is a career 70% free throw shooter. Allen was a first round pick in 2017 and is considered one of the better young centers in the game.
Prince is a 26-year old journeyman power foward, standing 6′ 7″ tall, he was averaging eight points and nearly three rebounds per game off the Brooklyn bench.
In the deal the Cavs trade away Dante Exum, the 2022 first-round pick from Milwaukee and a 2024 second-round pick.
The thrust of the deal is Harden going to the Nets, joining Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. That trio will form a dominant “Big-3″ that Brooklyn hopes will lead them to championships to come.
Indiana is the other team involved in the deal, they sent Victor Oladipo to Houtson, receiving Caris LaVert back in the trade.
All of the moving parts in the deal are as follows, according to ESPN:
Brooklyn gets James Harden.
Houston gets Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs Brooklyn’s three unprotected first-round draft picks (2022, 2024 and 2026) in the deal, plus pick swaps in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027 as well as the 2022 Milwaukee first round pick from Cleveland.
Cleveland gets Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince.
Indiana gets Caris LeVert.
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