Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has yet to play a game this season, and according to multiple reports, that won’t change any time soon.
According to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, Irving, who is sitting out because he has not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, won’t step on the court this year unless he is traded from the Nets.
The Nets are reportedly not shying away from any potential trades either. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Nets are open to a potential trade of Irving, but nobody has come calling with an offer yet.
“To that end, it’s worth noting that, as of late last month, Brooklyn remained open to talking trades involving Irving, per SNY sources. ESPN reported that the Nets were taking calls on potential Irving moves in late October but are not making them. In the weeks following that report, several teams said Brooklyn has continued to take that approach with the All-Star guard,” Begley wrote.
Between reporting from Begley and Charania, it’s safe to assume that Irving won’t be playing an NBA game any time soon.
The Nets have been on a roll despite Irving’s absence this season. Led by Kevin Durant, the Nets are first in the Eastern Conference with a 15-6 record, one game ahead of the Chicago Bulls.