The NBA trade deadline is still more than two months away, but Wednesday afternoon had that deadline day feel after the Houston Rockets sent shock waves through the league by sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal that involved not two, not three, but four teams (and seven players, four first-round draft picks and four pick swaps), according to sources.
While the number of pieces involved seemed overwhelming, NBA players needed just one word to express their thoughts about the move on Twitter.
Woah😂— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 13, 2021
Woah— Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) January 13, 2021
Other players had slightly more expanded reaction, including Cleveland Cavaliers' big men Larry Nance Jr., Andre Drummond and Kevin Love who will be joined in a suddenly crowded Cavs frontcourt by Jarrett Allen.
Lmaoooooo I'm weak 😂😂 https://t.co/ka6HHe6Ttv— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) January 13, 2021
A live look at the NBA right now.... pic.twitter.com/kdYIJqY2TC— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) January 13, 2021
SHEESH 👀— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 13, 2021
The big man is BACK!!! 😂— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 13, 2021
🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 https://t.co/WkndgIdccX— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 13, 2021
Trapped in hyperbaric chamber for >2hrs and sheesh...— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) January 13, 2021
Right before my nap huh . Most entertaining sport in the business— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 13, 2021
That's a lot of firepower in Brooklyn https://t.co/6JIi5YxM7k— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 13, 2021
I think he gone take off now https://t.co/kqWiBZcAKA— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 13, 2021
NBA crazyy ain't it..🤣🤷🏽♂️— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) January 13, 2021
I think it goes without saying that you can't pick Brooklyn in 2k no more 🥲— Mo Bamba (@TheRealMoBamba) January 13, 2021
League is crazy right now #NBA— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) January 13, 2021