Harden not sure he'll be ready for All Star Game

Harden not sure he'll be ready for All Star Game
February 16, 2013, 12:00 pm
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James Harden still isn’t sure if he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Houston.

Harden, the Rockets’ only All-Star, has been dealing with an ankle injury he suffered earlier this week.

“Just doing normal rehab, just taking it day-by-day,” Harden said on Saturday morning. “Going to go out here and shoot and see how it feels.”

Harden said he has been testing the ankle this weekend but he still isn’t sure. He will practice on Saturday and see how it feels. He obviously wants to play in the game but won’t if his ankle isn’t healthy enough.

“We still have 25-plus games left to try to make the playoffs, so that’s definitely more important,” he said.  

This is Harden’s first All-Star Game. Since coming over in a trade from Oklahoma City, Harden has averaged 24.6 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.