The Brooklyn Nets released their injury report ahead of their Friday night matchup against the Utah Jazz. Originally, James Harden was not listed. The report, posted around noon on Friday, was updated two hours later and listed Harden as out.

This is bad news for the Nets, who are struggling to keep players healthy. Harden joins five other Nets players who are unavailable for Friday night, three unavailable due to injuries. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left ankle sprain, Kevin Durant has missed the last nine games due to an MCL sprain, and Joe Harris is out for left ankle surgery. Point guard David Duke Jr. and Paul Millsap are also unavailable for Nets vs Jazz.

Harden has been dealing with left hamstring tightness and a right hand strain recently. He missed two of the Nets' games last week, but was able to play 37 minutes in each of their most recent matchups.

However, in their Wednesday night game against the Sacramento Kings, Harden didn't perform the way he usually does. The 32-year-old point guard only put up four points in the loss.

This injury is bad news for the Nets, whether they decide to trade him or not. If Harden continues to struggle with injuries as the season progresses, his value will decrease. The Nets could potentially send Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade for Ben Simmons, a much younger point guard with his own baggage.