With the four-team megadeal from earlier this week now officially complete, James Harden is listed as available to make his Brooklyn Nets debut against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.
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The reigning three-time scoring champion will suit up for the Nets for the first time after spending his first eight games of the season with the Houston Rockets.
Averaging 24.8 points per game - his lowest scoring average since his third year in the league as a reserve for the Oklahoma City Thunder - Harden will have an opportunity to suit up alongside former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant to continue his pursuit of his first NBA title. Although he wasn't scoring at his usual clip in Houston, Harden was averaging 10.4 assists per game prior to the trade, something that should bode well when sharing the court with Durant.
While Brooklyn's other All-Star Kyrie Irving still hasn't been cleared to play after missing the last few games due to personal reasons, his return appears to be on the horizon.
The Nets are currently riding a two-game winning streak, giving them a 7-6 record for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Nets will take on the Magic at 6 p.m. ET on NBA League Pass.
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