Howard Beck wonders if Brooklyn Nets could be interested in James Harden

Once the Brooklyn Nets traded Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving at this past season’s trade deadline, they signaled to the rest of the NBA that they were done with the superstar era and were starting a new era led by Mikal Bridges and Nic Claxton. Or, were they?

In a recent episode of the “Clap Your Hands” podcast, NBA insider Howard Beck recently discussed the teams that are either already interested in Philadelphia 76ers superstar James Harden, like the Los Angeles Clippers, or could be interested in him. Beck said that the Nets could be an interesting,  though unlikely, trade destination for Harden.

To many in the NBA space, including Nets fans, this seems like something out of a science-fiction novel. After the way things ended for Harden and the Nets during the 2021-22 season, which led to him being traded to Philadelphia for Ben Simmons in the first place, Brooklyn trading for Harden seems almost impossible at this point.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire