Nets will not permit Kyrie Irving to be part-time participant

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Kyrie Irving is not going to observe or play with the Brooklyn Nets till he could be a full participant, the workforce introduced.

The complete workforce assertion by common supervisor Sean Marks:

“Given the evolving nature of the state of affairs and after thorough deliberation, we now have determined Kyrie Irving is not going to play or observe with the workforce till he’s eligible to be a full participant. Kyrie has made a private selection, and we respect his particular person proper to decide on,” stated Marks. “Presently the selection restricts his capacity to be a full-time member of the workforce, and we is not going to allow any member of our workforce to take part with part-time availability. It’s crucial that we proceed to construct chemistry as a workforce and stay true to our long-established values of togetherness and sacrifice. Our championship targets for the season haven’t modified, and to realize these targets every member of our group should pull in the identical path. We’re excited for the beginning of the season and sit up for a profitable marketing campaign that may make the borough of Brooklyn proud.”

With out getting vaccinated, Irving is simply eligible to play in half of the Nets’ video games.

The Nets are prevented by regulation to disclose Irving’s vaccination standing, however their assertion is a sign that he’s not.

The 29-year-old is the one participant on the workforce who’s reportedly not vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

New York’s mandate requires that gamers have not less than one dose of the vaccine with the intention to enter indoor venues resembling Barclays Middle.

As a part-time participant, Irving would solely be capable of play in 43 of 82 common season video games (41 residence video games, two video games at Madison Sq. Backyard).

The choice in the end concerned stars Kevin Durant and James Harden along with Marks and proprietor Joe Tsai.


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