Nets star James Harden’s latest status after hamstring injury, per Steve Nash
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash has provided a timely update on the injury status of team superstar James Harden. The former league MVP is currently dealing with a hamstring issue, but it does look like Harden should be able to make his return sooner rather than later.
According to Nash, Harden could be back within the next couple of weeks, per the New York Post’s Brian Lewis:
Steve Nash expects James Harden to be back before Tyler Johnson. And he doesn't think Johnson will takes 2 or 3 weeks, but should return before that. #Nets
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 16, 2021
While the update is rather vague (again), Nash is at least able to provide us with a loose timetable on Harden’s return from injury. Knowing how the Nets operate, however, it would not be surprising if Harden ends up on the far end of this two-to-three-week timeframe.
It’s not as if the Nets are in dire need of Harden’s services right now, too. Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are available for Brooklyn right now, and they are more than capable of carrying the team sans Harden.
KD did sit out Wednesday’s 123-117 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, but this actually wasn’t surprising considering this was the second game of a back-to-back set. Kyrie suited up for the Nets against the Sixers following a one-game absence due to personal reasons. Both stars are expected to take the floor on Friday when the Nets take on the Charlotte Hornets.
As for Harden, we expect him to take all the time he needs to recover from his current injury. Hamstring issues can be tricky too, so we’re certain that Brooklyn won’t be forcing their star back unless he’s one hundred percent healthy.