The Brooklyn Nets have played the entirety of the 2020-21 NBA season thus far without Kyrie Irving.
As a result of New York mandates, unvaccinated players cannot participate in home games. Because the Nets refused to let Irving be a part-time player, he was rendered unavailable to the team.
Earlier this week, a report emerged suggesting that change may be on the horizon.
On Tuesday, head coach Steve Nash was asked if he had any updates on the Irving front.
“I haven’t and I have no updates,” Nash said. “I have connected with him, but totally outside of the scope of the question and just [about] life in general. So, we connected last week, but not with any intel or insight that things are changing.
“I know he’s working out and I know he’d love to be playing. But I think the boundaries are still the same as they were before recent reports.”
The same day, Nets star Kevin Durant was asked about a potential Irving return.
“We’ll see. I don’t know,” he said. “I mean, of course, Kyrie is my brother and we talk about everything. So I’d rather keep those conversations in house, though.”
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Will he ultimately return to the fold this season?
Time will tell.