Quantcast
Connect with us

James Harden’s hilarious request for Landry Shamet’s No. 13 Nets jersey

Nets, James Harden, Landry Shamet

James Harden is already bartering for his old No. 13 as he makes the transition from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets.

The newly acquired Nets superstar jokingly tagged shooting guard Landry Shamet on Instagram, asking how much Shamet wanted to be compensated in order to give up the number.

Nets fans could probably care less what jersey number James Harden rocks, so long as he helps deliver a title to Brooklyn.

General manager Sean Marks got extremely aggressive in his pursuit of The Beard. Marks gave up four first-round picks and four pick swaps (all unprotected) in addition to promising youngsters Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen as part of the Harden blockbuster.

In the immediate sense, the move makes the Nets one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA.

Harden now joins a rotation already including Kevin Durant and–once he decides to return–Kyrie Irving. This essentially gives Brooklyn three of arguably the top five shot-creators in the league.

The Nets could be downright impossible to stop offensively if the ball still moves and all three superstars get enough touches. Durant is well accustomed to scoring in a variety of fashions, running around screens and coming off pin-downs while also pulling up in transition. His ability to score in just about every way imaginable is especially important for Irving and Harden, two guys who excel more with the ball in their hands in a half-court system.

There will be questions about defense and depth, though Marks is assuredly not done moving pieces and figures to use exceptions to add a couple guys to the roster. That said, it is hard not to consider the Nets as one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference after adding Harden.