Report: Kyrie Irving returns to Nets as ‘part-time’ player originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Kyrie Irving is returning to basketball.
The Brooklyn Nets have already begun the process of bringing Irving back to the team as a part-time player, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Irving has begun testing for COVID-19 and will return to the team to play road games outside of New York City. While his return date is yet to be determined, the Nets have decided to bring the All-Star guard back under exceptional circumstances.
With COVID-19 raging across the league, Irving will serve a much-needed relief need for a depleted roster. The Nets currently have seven players in health and safety protocols, including star guard James Harden.
Irving is yet to play this season because the vaccine mandate in New York City prevents Nets and Knicks players from participating in home games if they are unvaccinated. Due to the quest, Irving will only be allowed to play road games.
He will have to test negative for five consecutive days before he can return to the team. He will also have to test negative every day as an unvaccinated player.
The Nets are 11-3 on the road and 21-8 overall so far this season, coming in first place in the Eastern Conference.
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