Report: Sixers Guard James Harden Return ‘Likely’ Monday
Philadelphia Sixers guard James Harden could be making his return to the basketball court soon.
Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Harden could be back in the Sixers’ lineup as soon as Monday.
Harden suffered a right foot tendon sprain, and last played back on Nov. 2 and was expected to about a month, making Dec. 5 against Houston in that timeline.
This season, Harden is averaging 22.0 points, 10.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds per outing.
Despite losing their floor general, the Sixers have played well, despite also losing Tyrese Maxey on Nov. 18 in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Point-guard duties have largely rested on the shoulders of Shake Milton and De'Anthony Melton with Harden out.
In his last six games played, Milton has scored 20 or more points five times, upping his season average to 11.4 points in 22.8 minutes per game. Melton is averaging 11 points per game in 28 minutes.
The Sixers are back in action tonight and Friday in Memphis before they play Houston on Monday night at 8 p.m.