Much like the rest of the NBA, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is also pretty bewildered with the news that James Harden has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets to form a trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
In an interview with Tim Roye on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday (via Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports) the two-time MVP discussed his thoughts about the blockbuster deal and how it impacts the balance of the NBA.
“Pretty crazy. I know, in this league, nothing should surprise you and there’s been a lot of blockbuster trades the last four, five, six years. But it’s just crazy to know that when it actually happens, the landscape of the league shifts immediately. And obviously KD being out here with the team that we had and now with Kyrie and James, it’s going to be pretty interesting to watch that come together.”
Curry, of course, is no stranger to Harden’s new teammates since he was also on the same team with Durant in their days with The Bay. The 32-year-old guard is also well acquainted with Irving, having faced him several times in the NBA Finals and being former teammates on Team USA.
The same goes for The Beard, who has been an adversary of Curry in heated postseason matches in the West over the last few seasons.
Harden moving to the East means Stephen Curry, who’s having a stellar season, won’t have to deal with him as much anymore in the regular season, while also improving their chances to return to the NBA Playoffs after a dismal campaign last year.