The Brooklyn Nets have been without All-Star guard James Harden since early April, but he is planning to get back on the court before too long.

In what was likely the best news Nets fans have heard in a while, Harden told reporters Thursday he is “very confident” he will be back playing before the 2020-21 regular season ends. His plan is to get in a couple of games before the 2021 playoffs begin on May 22.

Harden has been working his way back from a hamstring injury that he initially suffered on March 31 and has been dealing with since. He told reporters he feels “really good” and is working on his conditioning as well as his change of speed and direction.