Report: Miami Heat have best odds to acquire James Harden from Houston Rockets'
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The Miami Heat reportedly are on the short list of preferred trade destinations for Houston Rockets star James Harden.

Miami, who made the NBA Finals last season, is the favorite to land Harden, according to oddsmakers.

Harden is one of the best scorers in the NBA and would probably boost Miami’s chances of making the Finals this season.

While Harden may want to go to the Heat, Miami reportedly has made it clear that it does not want to part with Tyler Herro.

Herro, the Heat’s first-round pick in 2019, averaged 16.0 points per game in the playoffs last season.

Harden is an eight-time All-Star and won the league’s MVP award during the 2017-18 season.

Last season, he averaged 34.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.

It is very rare that players of Harden’s value become available, so it will be intriguing to see if Miami pulls the trigger on a trade.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.