Kristian Winfield: Nets shouldn’t trade for James Harden unless something goes extremely wrong

NEW YORK — To trade or not to trade? That remains the question. James Harden trade rumors are still swirling about in Brooklyn. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on live TV that the Nets are among teams to have recent trade discussions with the Houston Rockets. As tempting as they may be, those discussions should go no further. The allure of a Harden trade is understandable. After all, I once believed it was a must for the Nets to pull off this deal. But the window for a successful Harden trade in Brooklyn has closed. Doing so now would be a Harden-esque three steps backward. Why? It’s simple…

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HEDGE accordingly