Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden says he is ‘very confident’ he’ll return before playoffs

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden has missed the last 15 games due to a hamstring injury, but says he isn’t worried about missing time during the postseason.  Harden said Thursday he is “very confident” he’ll return to Brooklyn’s lineup before the start of the postseason. The Nets have six regular-season games left in the 2021-22 season before the postseason begins on May 22.

The Nets acquired Harden in a trade with the Rockets on Jan 13.He earned seven All-NBA honors while in Houston, averaging 26.1 points and 11.2 assists per game in his first 33 contests with the Nets.

On Thursday, Harden said: “One of the things a lot of teams don’t have is talent. We don’t have to worry about that aspect. …Skill-wise, we’re elite. I’m not worried at all.” The Nets are sitting at No. 2 in the Eastern Conference at 43–23. Harden is seeking his first championship. 

Harden ‘confident’ he’ll return before playoffs


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