James Harden has officially requested a trade.
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) November 16, 2020
Harden is trying to force his way to Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/6eCv17pon6
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 16, 2020
Durant and Harden played together earlier in their careers with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden had yet another fantastic season in Houston during the 2019-20 campaign, but the Rockets were eliminated in the second round of the NBA playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers.
While Houston certainly will have a robust market for Harden, it will be hard to recoup his value in a trade.
The 2017-18 NBA MVP has averaged 29.6 points per game through eight seasons with the Rockets.