There’s “real concern” from NBA people who know Kyrie Irving

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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving remains away from the team due to personal reasons and even those who know him aren’t sure what’s going on.

“There are dozens of reporters calling everybody they can think of, trying to get to the bottom of this,” Joe Vardon of The Athletic reported. “It appears few people inside the NBA know what’s going on with Irving, and the few who probably do (like, Nets officials) aren’t saying. There is real concern throughout the league from people who know him.”

Head coach Steve Nash was recently asked if he was sure, or confident, that Irving would return this season.

“Uhh, sure,” replied Nash. “Like I said, right now I got to focus on coaching this team and getting the best out of them. I can’t make any predictions or prognostications about things outside of this building.”

Nets GM Sean Marks recently addressed the situation, saying that they have yet to finalize Irving’s return date.

“Kyrie will have the opportunity to address his absence when he is ready to do so,” said Marks.

Irving will remain out this week and may not return next week either, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.