The Brooklyn Nets have been having a phenomenal season despite a ton of roadblocks. Kyrie Irving has not suited up for a game yet this year due to his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The virus has otherwise ran through the rest of the team.
It seems like a miracle that the Nets are doing as well as they are. Brooklyn sits alone atop the Eastern Conference standings with a stellar 23-9 record. Adding a skilled player like Kyrie Irving could make the team unstoppable.
The team recently announced that they would allow Irving to play in away games. He can’t play at home due to vaccine mandates in New York. Coach Steve Nash explained what the timeline looks like for his return to the team to NJ.com.
“With Kyrie, I’m not sure but it’s coming. He’s already been in for eight days or more so he should be. I’m not sure the exact sure of how many days right now but he’s got to be getting close..
It’s hard to say but I would say probably somewhere between a week and two weeks. He’s isolating, so that kinda puts another layer to the ramp-up. It’s not like he’s been working out. I’d imagine it’s going to be closer to two weeks once he comes out of protocols. We’ll see how it goes though because we have to evaluate him from a physical and performance standpoint, and then a basketball standpoint as well.”
If Kyrie provides even a minimal spark, the Brooklyn Nets might be the favorites to win the NBA title. LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers are struggling greatly with chemistry. Brooklyn is wondering, “Why not us?”
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