Steve Nash Comments On Rumors Surrounding James Harden

The Brooklyn Nets are slowly sliding down the rankings, despite holding the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference, winning just 6 of their last 15 games.  To make matters worse, Kevin Durant is set to miss 4-6 weeks of action due to an MCL strain, and the Nets are already without Kyrie Irving for all home games due to his vaccination status.  The Nets have few assets to offer ahead of next month's trade deadline and are expected to be active in the buyout market, but recent reports suggest that James Harden is unhappy in New York and would like to move on for a variety of reasons from playing time to not liking the city, itself.  

Harden has even recently been linked to a potential trade for disgruntled Sixers point guard Ben Simmons, with many citing the former league MVP's alleged desire to play with Joel Embiid, but one person who isn't having any of these rumors is Harden's head coach with the Brooklyn Nets: Steve Nash.  When asked about the noise surrounding "The Beard", Nash was pretty dismissive, according to Nets reporter Kristian Winfield:

The Hall-of-Fame point guard seemed unconcerned about the rumors, but the Nets are going to have to try something other than just waiting for Kevin Durant to return from injury to improve their chances at a championship this season.  The Nets are better off trading Harden now than losing him for nothing at the deadline, as this recent stretch of games has proven that Brooklyn doesn't have the depth needed to make it multiple rounds in the playoffs as constructed.  

The Nets have lost their last two games and will look to right the ship vs. The Nuggets on Wednesday night.  

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