Apr. 18, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden following the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

James Harden cleared to return, will still sit out vs. Nuggets

James Harden has been cleared to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harden passed the mandatory league tests and is medically cleared to return.

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said that Harden should be fine to participate in practices leading into the playoffs which begin on Saturday.

Harden still will not play tonight as the Thunder close out their regular season at home against the Denver Nuggets.

Harden is one of the most important pieces of this Thunder team and his health even in round one will be vital for the Thunder to move forward.

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