The NBA preseason. Yes, the meaningless games can serve a purpose for getting some run for lineups and a look at young players, but there’s a risk playing your big guns in games that don’t matter.
Sunday night, we saw that first hand. After accumulating 12 points, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block in 13 minutes, James Harden left the Rockets game against the Orlando Magic late in the first half after a collision with Evan Fournier on a fast break. The video shows Harden got hit on the right knee.
Harden was able to walk off on his own, but didn’t look happy at all. The team is calling it a “right knee contusion” and you just hope it’s nothing serious. We’ll know more soon enough.