Harden — who was traded to Brooklyn as part of a four-team deal earlier this week — will begin for the Nets, coach Steve Nash mentioned. Will probably be Harden’s first on-court motion with the staff.
On Friday, James was ineligible to observe with the Nets as a result of all of the gamers concerned within the commerce had not handed their bodily exams.
“I feel everybody’s excited,” Nash mentioned earlier than the sport. “We welcome among the finest gamers within the sport to our staff, so the temper is nice. It is a transferring goal that we’ve to attempt to incorporate him as we go right here and study on the fly, adapt and attempt to jell.”
Harden won’t be on a minutes restriction. Nash mentioned the staff will use a “see as we go” strategy to Harden’s enjoying time.
“[He is] roughly a full go,” Nash mentioned. “However we do not wish to run the batteries down on our new Christmas current this early.”
Harden is averaging 24.8 factors, 5.1 rebounds and 10.4 assists per sport this season.