Nets’ Joe Harris to undergo end-of-season surgery

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The Brooklyn Nets now have Kevin Durant back in their roster, but they will be without Joe Harris for the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season. He hasn’t played any games this season and will suffer an end to the season Arthroscopic ankle surgery.

“While Joe has worked diligently over the past few months to rehabilitate his ankle and has exhausted all possible avenues to return to the field with his teammates, it has been determined that he will require additional arthroscopic surgery in coming weeks,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “Although Joe is expected to make a full recovery after the procedure, it will unfortunately cause him to miss the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs.

“We know how deeply disappointed Joe is to miss this stretch run, but there remains a big part of who we are as an organization and while he won’t be able to contribute on the pitch, his presence and his positivity around the team will continue to be felt by all.

Not having the game-changing impact that Joe Harris brings to the roster will be a blow to the Brooklyn Nets come playoff time. However, the acquisition of Seth Curry in a part of James Harden should certainly help fill the void left by Harris’ status. Having as many shots as possible never hurts on a team with Ben Simmons.

As the NBA offseason approaches, Joe Harris will be a name to keep tabs on NBA injury news given that he could be a logical trade candidate for the team to further rebalance the roster around of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the future.

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