The Brooklyn Nets will be without superstar guard James Harden for their next stretch of games.
The team today announced that Harden underwent an MRI that revealed a right hamstring strain that will cause him to miss time. Per the team, Harden's injury will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days.
MEDICAL UPDATE: James Harden underwent an MRI earlier today which revealed a right hamstring strain. Harden will continue to rehab the hamstring and will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days. pic.twitter.com/Up1TXYaahQ- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 6, 2021
Earlier in the week, the hamstring injury held Harden out of two games before he returned to action against the New York Knicks. Against the Knicks, Harden re-aggravated the injury and was limited to four minutes of action before being ruled out for the game.
Since joining the Nets in January, Harden has missed four games due to various ailments, most recently missing the aforementioned pair of games. Harden has emerged as an MVP candidate by posting averages of 25.4 points, 11.0 assists and 8.7 rebounds in 34 appearances.
The Nets, who have remained toward the top of the East standings all season, are 27-7 with Harden in the lineup and 1-3 in the four games that he was sidelined.
Brooklyn's upcoming games ahead of Harden's re-evaluation are as follows:
- Wednesday, April 7 vs. New Orleans Pelicans
- Saturday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
- Monday, April 12 at Minnesota Timberwolves
- Wednesday, April 14 at Philadelphia 76ers
- Friday, April 16 vs. Charlotte Hornets
*All dates are Eastern Time.
While Harden will be out for an undetermined amount of time, the team also announced that Kevin Durant is probable for the team's meeting with the Pelicans after missing the last 22 games with a hamstring injury.
Stick with NBA.com for more updates surrounding the status of Harden and Durant.
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