Nets' James Harden Out 10 Days After MRI on Hamstring Injury Shows Strain

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IIApril 6, 2021

Brooklyn Nets' James Harden looks to pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Monday, April 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Brooklyn Nets star James Harden has been diagnosed with a hamstring strain after aggravating a previous injury during Monday night's win over the New York Knicks, the team announced Tuesday.

Harden will be reevaluated in approximately 10 days. 

The nine-time All-Star had missed two games due to hamstring tightness and only saw four minutes of action in his return Monday before the new injury forced him out. 

The 31-year-old has been an instrumental part of the Nets' surge to the top of the Eastern Conference, averaging 25.4 points, 11.0 assists and 8.7 rebounds through 34 games since arriving from the Houston Rockets in January. 

Though Harden was originally headed to Brooklyn to supplement the team's All-Star duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all three have missed action throughout the season and only started six games together. Harden has missed games previously with a left thigh contusion and a sore neck

Without Harden, Irving will be tasked with carrying the offensive load, while Bruce Brown should see an increase in minutes. 

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