James Harden’s first season with the Brooklyn Nets did not go according to plan, after the NY franchise added the former Rockets’ superstar via trade earlier in the season.
With Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn was considered the clear favorite to win the NBA championship for the 2020-21 season.
However, injuries and the Milwaukee Bucks derailed the Nets’ chances to win the title. Next season, Brooklyn is expected to make a run for the title, if they remain healthy.
James Harden talked about that in a recent interview with Michael Shapiro of Sports Illustrated:
“There’s no chip at all, no chip for us. We’re just excited. We’re focused. We know what we have to do. The biggest thing is us being healthy, which we will be. Honestly, we’re just excited to play a whole season together. That’s the exciting part.”
“At full strength, nobody can beat us. I’m just going to leave it at that,” Harden added.
The biggest question for the Nets is still the ability to remain healthy for the full season. If this happens, then Brooklyn has a legit chance to win its first NBA title.