NEW YORK — Without divulging particulars on Kyrie Irving‘s nonattendance over the past 5 video games, Brooklyn Nets basic supervisor Sean Marks stated that it was disappointing to be with out their All-Star guard however that Irving has assured him he is wanting ahead to being again.
“Without a doubt, the group is disenchanted with not having any certainly one of our gamers — on this explicit case, Kyrie, not amongst us,” Marks stated at a Thursday afternoon information convention.
“I do know he is enthusiastic about getting again on the court docket along with his teammates as quickly as attainable,” Marks added.
Taking questions on Irving for the primary time through the guard’s multi-game absence, Marks stated that Irving has been getting examined for coronavirus every day whereas he has been away from the workforce.
Irving has missed Brooklyn’s final 5 video games for private causes. During that point, movies surfaced that confirmed Irving at what gave the impression to be a household celebration. The NBA introduced that it’s investigating whether or not or not the habits within the movies was a violation of their COVID-19 protocols.
The league’s well being and security guidelines prohibit gamers from going to bars, golf equipment, lounges or attending gatherings of 15 or extra individuals.
The Nets made a blockbuster commerce for Harden on Wednesday that Marks stated was “utterly separate” from Irving’s absence. Still, with a participant possibility out there to Irving and Durant this summer time, including Harden provides the workforce one other All-Star.
Marks reiterated that the league’s findings will dictate whether or not or not he must quarantine and the timeline for Irving’s return. Marks added that “hopefully” the league will decide on Irving quickly.
Irving is anticipated to overlook Brooklyn’s subsequent sport in opposition to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. The Nets have gone 3-2 in his absence.