Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving is getting closer to his return to action. The 29-year-old star point guard has not played a single game this season due to refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Even when Irving returns, the Brooklyn Nets will not be able to use him in all of their games. The 2016 NBA champion will not be eligible to play home games in the state of New York.

Kevin Durant is confident that Irving will have no problems when he returns to play despite missing 33 regular season games.

“Have you watched him play? He’s a master,” Durant said. “He can score 60%-70% of his shots if you don’t guard him. He’s a high IQ player. It’s just a matter of him getting his legs up under him and his wind up under him.

“And for us we’re going to run our plays for him, we’re going to try to look for him. We play team basketball. He can adapt and do anything out there so we’re not worried about him.”