The Brooklyn Nets have acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets, which is something Kevin Durant has pushed for 

"This was something Kevin Durant very much wanted," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "He and Harden started talking about this months ago."

Durant can become a free agent again in 2022, which could have been a motivating factor for the Nets. Harden and Kyrie Irving also can become free agents in that offseason.

"Kevin Durant is in the second year of a four-year deal and getting Harden is another reason for Durant to want to stay," added Wojnarowski.

Durant and Harden were teammates early in their careers with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I know Mike D'Antoni was very enthusiastic about the possibility of James Harden," said Wojnarowski on his podcast. "He thought he'd fit in."