Nets officially announce James Harden blockbuster, welcoming 3-time scoring champ to Brooklyn

Daily News Sports Desk, New York Daily News

The Nets officially welcomed James Harden to Brooklyn on Thursday morning.

“THE BEARD IS A BROOKLYN NET,” the team posted on social media.

“Adding an All-NBA player such as James to our roster better positions our team to compete against the league’s best,” GM Sean Marks said in a statement. “James is one of the most prolific scorers and playmakers in our game, and we are thrilled to bring his special talents to Brooklyn.

“While we are excited to welcome James and his family to the Nets, we also want to thank the players who are departing. Caris, Jarrett, Rodions and Taurean were instrumental to the team’s success and have made an enormous impact on our organization. It has been a pleasure watching them grow both as players and as people and they will always be part of our Nets family. We wish each of them and their families all the best in the future.”