The Brooklyn Nets will bring back All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving as a half-time player for games outside of New York, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The unfolding circumstances of Brooklyn’s season, including injuries, loss of players due to health and safety protocols and an excessive load of minutes on its superstar players, led the team to this move, sources said.
So far, Irving has been unwilling to comply with New York City mandates and get vaccinated to play home games, but the turbulence of the current NBA season has caused the organization to reconsider its preseason decision to completely quit. go to Irving, sources said.
Nets owner Joe Tsai, general manager Sean Marks, coach Steve Nash and key players fully supported the idea, and Irving has been eager to get back to playing in the team’s away games, sources said. Irving can start practicing at the team’s facilities.