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James Harden makes Brooklyn Nets debut after all trade physicals complete

NEW YORK -- James Harden made his debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night against the Orlando Magic.

Harden, who was traded to Brooklyn by the Houston Rockets as a part of a four-team deal earlier this week, started for the Nets in his first on-court action with the team.

On Friday, James was ineligible to practice with the Nets because all the players involved in the trade had not passed their physical exams.

"I think everyone's excited," Nets coach Steve Nash said before the game.