The Nets’ real interest in James Horton remains a mystery. Horton would like to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, at least in private, but according to several sources: No talks have taken place between the Rockets and Nate in weeks.
Also, Sean Marx, without going into details, informed the media He is skeptical of the possibility, He is reluctant to explode his team list or mortgage his team’s future. Kevin Durant vehemently denied Horton recruited and accused reporters of fabricating the story. (Ian Eagle thinks KD is telling the truth, By the way, the description appeared with Horton.)
Need additional indications that Horton-to-Nets rumors are exaggerated or not immediate? Go here ya. From Adrian Wozniacki and Tim McMahon of ESPN …
Horton told the Rockets that he would only agree if trade with 76 Airs was implemented after it became clear that there was no traction in negotiations with the Nets. Horton also pointed out that other teams can match his criteria to the preferred location.
The list of James Horton’s final locations has expanded. Maybe Billy, maybe Golden State, maybe Boston? A NBC Sports Report Said already in the Bay Area Clay Thompson Going down, they “threw a vast imaginary web that included James Horton,” which was later reconsidered.
Beyond that, Vogue and McMahon say the Rockets still want other teams to pay such a high price, which makes it difficult to find a buyer.
Houston has not wavered in considering the rockets a reasonable asking price for Horton: a set that includes the cornerstone of a young owner and the talented players in first-round picks and / or rookie contracts.
On CNBC this afternoon, Rockets is the owner Tillman Ferditta told Tyler Mathews He hopes Horton will stick.
“James Horton, I have all the respect in the world. James Horton wants to win a ring when he was a basketball player. I think it’s wonderful that he’s going to do it, and he’s going to do it with Houston rockets. ”
What’s next? After partying in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Horton finally arrived in Houston and underwent a COVID test. At some point, we assume that the rockets will make him available to the media and that he can speak for himself. But all signs point to a long game.