Nets' Kyrie Irving expected to remain out at least three more games

Kevin Durant returns after possible COVID-19 exposure; Kyrie Irving remains out

Wojnarowski and Andrews report the National Basketball Association is opening an investigation into a video that appears to show a maskless Irving at a family birthday party.

The Athletic can confirm an ESPN report that the league is looking into a series of online videos that include Irving at a birthday in East Orange, N.J., for both his father and sister. Whether Irving has continued to be tested during his time away could determine how quickly he would be eligible to play upon his return.

"I wouldn't speak for Kyrie, I'll let him do that for himself". It doesn't help that they've been without superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant for a portion of these games. "'We support him 100% and pray for the best".


The Nets have elected not to elaborate on Irving's absence, with coach Steve Nash saying Friday that he has communicated with the All-Star guard but wanted to keep those conversations private.

"Irving has missed four consecutive games for personal reasons, been ruled out tonight vs. Denver and sources expect him to continue to be sidelined at least through Wednesday (Knicks) and Saturday (Orlando) games". Meanwhile, Irving's timetable for returning to action is still unclear.

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