Kevin Durant said his previous experience playing with James Harden was “fun” ahead of the couple’s expected reunion with the Nets.
The Harden was reportedly traded from the Rockets to the Nets on Wednesday in a four-team deal that also involved the Cavaliers and Pacers. Durant and Harden spent three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder between 2009 and 2012, before heading to Houston.
Asked about his previous experience playing with Harden, Durant told a news conference: “It was fun.”
Durant was not willing to discuss the deal, which has not yet been confirmed, further.
The star had 26 points, six assists and three rebounds in the Nets’ 116-109 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Durant became the second Nets player with 25 plus points in eight consecutive games and joined Bernard King (January 1979).
He played on back-to-back days for the first time since breaking his Achilles during the NBA Finals in 2019 with the Golden State Warriors.
“I wanted to see how my body felt this morning, how I felt after the fight last night,” Durant said.
“I just tried to monitor everything until the game and of course throughout the game, and I felt good.
“Hopefully I continue to build on that, and as the season goes on, I keep getting stronger and getting used to the game again, the schedule, the journey, everything, so this is a good step.”
The Nets improved to 7-6 with their win over the Knicks.