The Brooklyn Nets will not receive trade deadline offers on James Harden, sources told ESPN. The decision is rooted in Harden’s repeated assurances to ownership and management that he’s committed to staying and winning a tile with the franchise.
The Philadelphia 76ers are committed to Harden, but they have not yet made the Nets a trade offer before the Feb. 10 deadline.
Harden did not sign an extension in the preseason, which pushed a decision after the summer of 2022. To stay with the Nets on a long-term deal, Harden could sign on to his $ 47.4 million contract for 2022-’23 and a four-year signing, $ 223 million extension at the start of free agency. Harden would earn $ 61.7 million in the final year of the deal and become the first player to exceed $ 60 million in a single season.
Harden can withdraw to become a free agent and sign elsewhere, or the Nets can agree to a trading condition on his subscription.