Kyrie Irving’s absence from the Nets will prolong right into a second recreation, in accordance with studies.
The level guard sat out Brooklyn’s dwelling win over Philadelphia on Thursday evening for what the crew known as private causes. The Nets (per ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski) mentioned after the sport that Irving wouldn’t journey with the crew to Memphis for its Friday evening recreation vs. the Grizzlies. Wojnarowski reported the second absence is additionally for private causes.
San Francisco tv station KRON reported, with out citing sources, that Irving sat out Thursday due to the violence that occurred on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory within the Electoral Faculty.
Nets coach Steve Nash informed reporters earlier than the sport he was “clearly enthusiastic about” Irving and that he hopes “all is properly.” After the sport, he pushed again on studies that Irving merely did not need to play.
“I have not spoken to him but. I can not actually remark as a result of I have not spoken to him and it is private causes so it’d have to come back from Kyrie, however I do not imagine that to be the case,” Nash mentioned.
The crew is heading to Tennessee early Friday, studies Joe Vardon of The Athletic, though the 76ers have to quarantine in New York following a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at outcome, reportedly for guard Seth Curry, throughout the recreation. Curry left the courtroom within the first half when the optimistic outcome turned identified, Wojnarowski reported.
Nets ahead Kevin Durant missed a second consecutive recreation Thursday after reportedly being uncovered to somebody who examined optimistic for coronavirus. Durant may return as early as Sunday if he continues to check damaging for COVID-19, Nash informed reporters pregame.
Irving is off to a powerful begin on the courtroom this season, averaging 27.1 factors, 6.1 assists and 5.three rebounds.
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