Harden had stayed again from the Nets’ journey to Chicago on Sunday — together with Kevin Durant — to proceed to deal with the tightness. Still, the Nets are with out a slew of gamers for Monday’s crosstown matchup, together with Durant, Blake Griffin, Tyler Johnson and Landry Shamet.
Griffin is sitting out the second half of the back-to-back for damage upkeep. Johnson left the Nets’ sport against the Bulls early after injuring his knee on a noncontact play. Coach Steve Nash stated on Sunday that Johnson was scheduled to have a scan on his knee. Shamet tweaked his proper ankle in Sunday’s sport against Chicago and is having some precautionary imaging finished, sources advised ESPN. Shamet already missed 5 video games in late March with a proper ankle sprain. He just isn’t anticipated to miss a protracted stretch of time.
Nash had stated it was a chance that Durant, who has been out since Feb. 13, would play on Monday however would not go so far as to say it was a likelihood. Nash stated it was extra practical that Durant would return later within the week.
The Nets are keen to get their Big Three — who’ve performed simply seven video games collectively — out on the courtroom alongside the gamers they picked up on the buyout market.
With a report of 34-16, Brooklyn is presently tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the perfect report within the Eastern Conference.