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Kyrie Irving’s potential return to the court will be determined by the ongoing investigation contacted by the NBA for possible violation of health and safety protocols, according to the Brooklyn Nets’ GM Sean Marks.

Irving will have to quarantine if the Nets’ superstar attended a party without a mask last week. He has missed the past three games for the Nets due to “personal reasons” with no timetable from the team announced.

In his latest comments around the situation, general manager Sean Marks claimed that the James Harden trade is not an ‘insurance’ for Kyrie Irving’s absence, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.

He also deemed he spoke with the 2016 champion, and he is definitely eager to come back and play. Irving has averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists in 33.0 minutes per game this season.

With the addition of James Harden, Marks and Steve Nash will have to compile three extraordinary talents in one proper playing style that will lead to a championship.

With Irving’s return still unknown, Nash could be in for one of the toughest jobs in his early head coaching career.