James Harden says injury not serious, according to Ty Lawson

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James Harden left the Rockets’ preseason game last night with a knee injury that – from the outside – could have been anything.

It’s probably nothing.

Ty Lawson, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

“He said it’s not really that serious,” Rockets guard Ty Lawson said.

Corey Brewer, via Feigen:

“You kind of know if it’s serious,” said Corey Brewer, who was waiting to check in for Harden before Harden even reached mid-court. “I think he just bumped it a bit. Preseason lasts a long time. He has time to heal.”

Feigen:

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/653400550705266688

This is obviously great news for the Rockets, who rely heavily on Harden.

They have another couple weeks until the regular-season opener. From the sound of it, that should be more than enough time to get Harden healthy.

Even if his knee swelled overnight, it’s hard to see this being too long-term of an issue – especially given that Houston’s goals are for late spring/summer, not October/November.