James Harden, Kyrie Irving absences set big fantasy night for Nets’ Joe Harris, Jeff Green
NBA Fantasy players who currently own Joe Harris and Jeff Green in their respective teams have huge grins on their faces at the moment for a great opportunity at hand. While the two veterans are just role players in the Brooklyn Nets behind Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, they’ll have the rare opportunity to have a starring role against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes confirmed that Harden won’t be available to play, joining Irving who remains out to tend to some family concerns. Durant is also still recovering from a hamstring injury.
Brooklyn Nets say James Harden is out tonight at Utah with neck soreness.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 24, 2021
This sets up the table for Jeff Green and Joe Harris to do their thing, with the extended minutes (not to mention the extra touches) that they’ll have with the Nets against the Jazz.
NBA Fantasy players are already loving the sudden surge of production from these two, as they both played a key role in the Nets’ 116-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in their last outing. The two battled-tested veterans produced well above their season averages, as Harris put up 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from deep, along with six boards in 32 minutes.
The same goes for Green, who dropped 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting and two made threes in 35 minutes. With The Beard unavailable for this one, expect the pair to log in major minutes for the second straight game and become focal points of the Nets’ offensive execution against the number one team in the league.