Kevin Durant said his previous experience alongside James Harden was “fun” ahead of the duo’s expected reunion with the Nets.
Harden was reportedly traded from the Rockets to the Nets on Wednesday in a four-team deal also involving the Cavaliers and Pacers. Durant and Harden spent three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder between 2009 and 2012 before the latter headed to Houston.
Asked about his previous gaming experience with Harden, Durant said at a press conference: “It was fun.”
Durant was unwilling to discuss the trade further, which has yet to be confirmed.
The star had 26 points, six assists and three rebounds in the Nets’ 116-109 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Durant became the Nets’ second player with over 25 points in eight consecutive games, joining Bernard King (January 1979).
He played two consecutive days for the first time since breaking his Achilles in the 2019 NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors.
“I wanted to see how my body was feeling this morning, what I was feeling after the game last night,” Durant said.
“I was just trying to watch everything leading up to the game and obviously throughout the game and I felt good.
“I hope I keep building on it and as the season progresses I keep getting stronger and getting used to the game again, the schedule, the trips, everything, so that’s a good step. “
The Nets improved to 7-6 with their victory over the Knicks.