James Harden has added the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat to his list of trade destinations. Harden previously preferred a trade to either the Brooklyn Nets or Philadelphia 76ers.
The Bucks have limited trade pieces available to acquire a player of Harden's caliber following their acquisition of Jrue Holiday in November.
The Heat could likely build a trade package around Tyler Herro and a number of first round picks.
Harden reported to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday and needs to return negative COVID-19 tests for six straight days before being allowed to practice. The Rockets are attempting to wait out an improvement of offers for Harden as he's under contract for two more seasons.
The 76ers want to evaluate their young duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid together under Doc Rivers with a remade roster before making a move. The Rockets could theoretically wait out the 76ers should they get off to a slow start and decide to make Simmons available.