As usual, that upward momentum through the injury report indicates an even higher chance of availability.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 15, 2021
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
James Harden worked his hamstring through shoot-around without an issue, and will do the same on the court prior to tip vs. Milwaukee with hopes of playing in Game 5 tonight, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/8WzvPxthZy
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2021
The Nets should answer for listing Harden as out for this game. He clearly should have been at least doubtful all along.
But they’ll gladly pay another fine if he returns and helps them beat Milwaukee.
Will he near that productivity coming off this hamstring injury, though? How high is his risk of reaggravation?
Say whatever else you want about Harden – and people have said plenty recently – but he’s a gamer. That’s why he’s annually in the MVP discussion. Before this season, he rarely missed games. He just pushed himself to play and play well.
We’ll see whether he can do it again tonight.