Rumors are swirling around that James Harden wants out of the Houston Rockets to form a superteam with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the Brooklyn Nets.

The ideal scenario would be for the Nets to arrange a trade package that includes a bunch of role players plus some assets in exchange for The Beard. However, a new report claims that the Rockets will let go of their star if and only if the deal includes either Irving or Durant.

Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news on NBA TV on Monday night. He also spilled some details on the Philadelphia 76ers, who are interested in acquiring the Rockets superstar. However, Philly seems hesitant to arrange a deal if it includes Ben Simmons.

“The Nets, I’m told there’s not much interest on Houston’s part in any type of deal with them, unless it includes Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant,” Charania shared.

“As far as the Sixers are concerned, unless they’re putting in Ben Simmons — which I’m told they’re not inclined to do right now — I don’t see a deal structure that makes sense with Philly, outside of a guy like Ben Simmons. The Sixers and Nets are going to have to see if they can cobble a deal together, but I don’t think there’s tremendous pressure right now on Houston.”

Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and Jarrett Allen are the pieces likely to be included in a trade for Harden. But given this latest news, the Rockets do not want solid up-and-comers in exchange for their franchise star.

For the Rockets, a star in exchange for another star is the only fair deal.