Nets’ Harden questionable for Tuesday tilt

Nets' Harden questionable for Tuesday tilt

4:52 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. — Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, nursing a strained right hand, went through Monday’s practice and is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

“Progressing,” coach Steve Nash said after Monday’s practice. “He went through practice. He’s working out right now.”

Harden was a late scratch from Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors after waking up on Saturday with some discomfort in his hand. He had an MRI in San Francisco on Saturday that showed irritation, according to Nash.

Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge will not play Tuesday after getting an MRI on his left ankle. Aldridge injured the ankle in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss and left Chase Center in a walking boot.

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Nash said Nets star Kevin Durant (sprained MCL) is progressing in his rehab but there is still no timeline for his return. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported initially after the injury that there was optimism within the Nets organization that Durant would only be out 4-6 weeks.

“I think he’s still on the same course,” Nash said. “Improving. But we don’t have any timelines or anything like that. But he’s going in the right direction, clearly.”

The same cannot be said for guard Joe Harris, who remains out after ankle surgery. Harris was supposed to only be out somewhere between 4-8 weeks after surgery in late November, but Nash acknowledged last week that Harris has some “setbacks” in his rehab.

“No update on Joe,” Nash said. “He’s still doing his rehab and progressing, but nothing to report.”

Source: ESPN NBA


Author: Ellen Garcia