Nets' Harden out indefinitely after latest hamstring setback
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Nets' James Harden out indefinitely after latest hamstring setback

Brooklyn Nets star guard James Harden was a Most Valuable Player candidate before he reaggravated a previous hamstring injury playing against the New York Knicks on April 5. 

Harden has been sidelined since, and the club confirmed on Tuesday that he suffered a setback on Monday and is now out indefinitely: 

"We're back to square one," Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters ahead of Tuesday's game at the New Orleans Pelicans, per an ESPN story. 

"He will be back when he's back. It might be the playoffs. It might be sooner." 

The NBA Playoffs are currently scheduled to begin May 22, and the Nets won't need Harden to qualify for the tournament. Brooklyn began Tuesday evening second in the Eastern Conference standings at 38-19, one game behind the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Harden was averaging 25.2 points, 10.9 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game before he logged just four minutes against the Knicks. According to Matt Eppers of USA Today, the trio of Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving has played only seven games together since Harden joined Brooklyn in January. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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