The Brooklyn Nets still won’t have their full complement of superstars on the court at once, even as the team's best player returns from injury. Kevin Durant is finally ready to play in an NBA game, just as James Harden has been sidelined for the near future.

Brooklyn has announced that Durant is available for Wednesday’s matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans. The two-time NBA Finals MVP is set to play in his first game since Feb. 13.

While Durant is coming back from a hamstring injury, the same ailment will keep Harden off the floor Wednesday night. The Nets said Tuesday that Harden will miss at least 10 days and then be re-evaluated because of a right hamstring strain.

Durant’s hamstring injury wasn’t initially thought to be serious. The forward wound up missing 23 straight games.

Harden played just four minutes in Monday’s 114-112 victory over the New York Knicks. A 10-day absence would force Harden to miss four games. 

Considering how cautious Brooklyn has been with its stars, Harden could sit for more than just a handful of contests.

The Nets didn’t miss a beat without Durant. Playing at an MVP-level, Harden led Brooklyn to a 19-4 record as Durant recovered from his injury. The guard is averaging 25.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game since being traded to Brooklyn in January. 

Kyrie Irving is putting up 28.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. The point guard has missed 15 of the team’s 51 games.

With 21 games left on the regular-season schedule, the Nets are tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn has the best odds to win the 2021 NBA Finals.

Durant, Harden and Irving have only played seven games together.

Kevin Durant James Harden Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant #7 and James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets react during the second half against the LA Clippers at Barclays Center on Feb. 2, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images