Blockbuster!The Nets three cooperation only 16 games disintegrated, Harden was officially traded to the Philadelphia emperor

2022-05-12 0 By

On February 11, Beijing time, the blockbuster deal was struck.Harden was shipped to Philadelphia, and the Nets triumviate was officially dissolved.It was the shortest big three in history, playing just 16 games together.Here’s how it works: Philly gets Harden and Millsap, nets get Ben Simmons, Steph Curry and Draymond, two first-round picks (protected in 2022 and 2027).Harden was traded to the Nets last season and played in 36 regular-season games for the Nets, averaging 24.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10.9 assists.After helping the Nets reach the playoffs, Harden suffered a hamstring injury and played just nine games in the playoffs, averaging 20.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists as the Nets lost to the Eastern Conference semifinals and failed to win the NBA championship again.Last offseason, Harden recovered from a leg injury and is looking forward to the new season.However, Irving was suspended by the team for failing to get vaccinated, and although the Nets allowed him to return, irving was still a part-time player, unable to play in home games.Not only that, but the big three have also been hit by injuries, with Durant still sidelined with a knee injury and Harden recently dealing with a hamstring problem.Under the double whammy, the Nets record plummeted, now has suffered nine straight losses.Harden has also suffered a slump this season, averaging 22.5 points, 10.2 assists and eight rebounds while shooting a career-low 33.2 percent from 3-point range.This makes Harden want to leave and join Embiid in Philly. Could this be the league’s new OK group?Either way, it’s a new challenge for Harden.And the nets this season’s championship dream I’m afraid to be dashed ahead of schedule.