February 5 update: Harden is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Nuggets due to the hamstring injury. As his name continues to swirl in trade rumors, we’ll see if the Nets push Harden or keep him on the bench. The team is spiraling out of control with another bad loss to Utah Friday, and Harden looks like he wants out of Brooklyn.
February 4 update: Harden appears to have moved past his hand strain but he’s now dealing with his hamstring injury again. The shooting guard has been ruled out for Friday’s game against the Jazz with the issue, which has ailed him throughout the season. We’ll see if Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills can pick up the slack in Harden’s absence.
February 1 update: Harden is available for Tuesday’s game against the Suns and will not have a minutes limit, meaning he’ll be a strong play in fantasy/DFS lineups. The Nets will likely see a few points go their way on the line as well, and the total could go up a few points. Patty Mills will likely see less minutes with Harden coming in.
February 1 update: Harden is listed as a game-time decision Tuesday against the Suns with a hand strain. He didn’t go through shootaround, so his status is up in the air. Look for Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills to lead the Nets if Harden eventually sits out.
Update: Harden has been officially ruled out of Saturday’s game due a hand strain. Bettors and fantasy players can likely pivot to Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills in player props, while those backing the Nets might want to move off them if possible.
Update: Well, well, well. It turns out Harden has a new injury with a hand issue popping up on the injury report late Saturday. He’s now back to being questionable for the Nets against the Warriors.
Update: Harden will play against the Warriors on Saturday after missing Wednesday night’s loss to the Nuggets.
Update: Harden has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets. The Nets are taking no chances with his hamstring injury.
The Brooklyn Nets have made a late add to the injury report Wednesday regarding star shooting guard James Harden. He’s officially listed as questionable with hamstring tightness against the Denver Nuggets. With the Nets on the second game of a back-to-back set, it’s easy to see how the team might want to rest Harden given his history with hamstring injuries and his importance to the team with Kevin Durant out and Kyrie Irving ineligible to play at home.
#Nets update that Day’Ron Sharpe is out tonight (non-Covid related illness) and James Harden is now questionable (left hamstring tightness)— Christian Arnold (@C_Arnold01) January 26, 2022
With Durant out and Irving unvaccinated, Harden has been asked to carry the load for the Nets during this upcoming stretch. The shooting guard was already frustrated with his situation this season in Brooklyn, and a lot of it stems from his role and Irving’s status as a part-time player. If Harden’s hamstring issue is bigger than just a minor tweak, it could doom what many expected to be a championship season in Brooklyn.