James Harden forced his way out of Houston without bringing the Rockets an NBA title. Now that he's in Brooklyn, the Rockets hope the huge haul of draft picks they received in the trade will allow them to chase championships in the future. Houston dealt Harden to the Nets last week, a day after he said the Rockets weren't ''good enough,'' in a four-team trade that also involved Cleveland and Indiana.
Caris LeVert's debut with the Indiana Pacers has been put on hold indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard made the announcement Saturday, three days after LeVert became part of a blockbuster, four-team deal that sent perennial All-Star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets. Pritchard did not provide details of the diagnosis including whether it was cancerous and declined to establish a timeline for LeVert's return.
Newly acquired Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be sidelined indefinitely after a small mass was found on his left kidney during his physical, the team announced Saturday. The club said LeVert will undergo further medical tests. LeVert was acquired from Brooklyn earlier this week in the four-team deal in which Houston's James Harden was traded to the Nets.