Nets' Steve Nash Says James Harden 'Showing Signs of Getting His Rhythm Back'

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIOctober 28, 2021

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 27: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks the ball against the Miami Heat on October 27, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters after his team's 106-93 home loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday that he believes struggling All-Star guard James Harden is "showing signs of getting his rhythm back."

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"I think James is showing signs of getting his rhythm back"<br><br>- Steve Nash <a href="https://t.co/KsqmUumYTJ">pic.twitter.com/KsqmUumYTJ</a>

"Like I keep saying, it's not an easy process. It's gonna take him some time, we have to be patient with him, but he definitely had some incredible stretches tonight to build on," Nash said.

Harden struggled during his first four games of the NBA season, notably averaging 17.3 points on 36.4 percent shooting (32.3 percent from three-point range).

The shooting woes continued Wednesday as Harden posted 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

However, Harden flashed signs of his brilliance when he scored 11 points in a 2:01 second-quarter span, including a four-point play.

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A 4 point play from The Beard😤<br><br>(Via <a href="https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BrooklynNets</a>)<a href="https://t.co/y83ZoBDYRO">pic.twitter.com/y83ZoBDYRO</a>

Harden's early season struggles haven't helped the Nets, but the team has struggled as a whole to start the season, going 2-3.

Playing without Kyrie Irving has hindered the team's offense, but the Nets have also struggled down low, most notably on the boards. Miami notably out-rebounded Brooklyn 62-42.

Ultimately, the regular season is just five games old, and Harden and the Nets have time in their favor to figure things out. For now, Brooklyn is scheduled to host the Indiana Pacers on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET in Barclays Center.


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