James Harden was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets on October 27th, 2012 in one of the most lopsided trades of all time. Since arriving in Houston, Harden has been a seven-time NBA All-Star, two-time scoring champion, 2016-17 assist leader, 2017-18 MVP and the Rockets have made the playoffs every year.
Prior to the Harden trade, the Rockets missed the playoffs the previous three consecutive years. Many might say Harden was robbed of MVP a couple of times. It’s safe to say Harden has had a great impact on the team, becoming a full-blown superstar in the process.