James Harden has added the Portland Trail Blazers to his list of destinations in his bid to be traded from the Houston Rockets.
The Blazers would have to include some combination of CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent Jr, and Nassir Little, along with draft picks to land James Harden.
The best such package for Portland would be CJ, Collins,Simons,Little, and a pick or two. Houston though would likely want Nurkic or Trent included in the deal.
Harden has three years left on his contract, but could sign an extension. He is due $41 million for the 2020-21 season, $44 million for the 2021-22 season, and $47 million for the 2022-23 season.
James Harden would be making more than Blazers star Damian Lillard. By the 2022-23 season the two players would be making a combined $90 million of the Blazers presumed $115 million salary cap and a $140 million luxury tax.