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James Harden is getting closer to his return, despite that he’s going to miss his sixth consecutive game for the Brooklyn Nets Sunday. According to GM Sean Marks, the superstar is “progressing well” from a hamstring strain.

“Hopefully if things go smoothly, he’ll be out and joining the guys in a game,” Marks said. “He’s met his markers up to this point, and we’ll just continue to progress him along, and hopefully it’s not too much longer,” Marks said, per Malika Andrews.

Harden was dealing with a hamstring tightness before Brooklyn ruled him out with a hamstring strain. Harden was considered an MVP candidate prior to the injury.

The 31-year-old is averaging 25.2 points, eight rebounds and 10.9 assists per game this season while shooting 46.3% from the field and 35.8% from deep.