The Brooklyn Nets may soon have their full arsenal of players back, as stars James Harden and Kevin Durant aren’t expected to be out much longer.
Harden missed the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 120-108 win over the Houston Rockets on March 31 due to tightness in his right hamstring.
The 31-year-old is reportedly expected to be fine.
“I’m told James Harden is fine,” said Shams Charania. “He’s expected to be day-to-day with this hamstring tightness … but hamstrings are tricky injuries. The positive news right now for the Nets is this is not expected to be a long-term issue. As far as a return, considering the Nets and how they operate, they will make sure he is 100% fully healthy, his ramp up is done the right way before he returns from any type of a hamstring issue.”
Durant, meanwhile, has been out since Feb. 13 with a tricky hamstring injury of his own.
“Kevin Durant is closing in on a return to the floor,” said Charania. “He’s missed almost five, six, seven weeks here now, but his return is coming closer. I’m told that if this were the playoffs, Kevin Durant would’ve been on the floor by now, but the Nets are being very cautious, wanna make sure that his ramp-up is done the right way and I would expect next week to be the start of a timeline for his return to the floor.”
The Nets currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-15, a half game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers.