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Shams Charania Says Kyrie Irving Could Play For The Brooklyn Nets This Season

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The Brooklyn Nets have had to play 27 games without Kyrie Irving, and have managed to hold a 19-8 record. Due to New York City's covid-19 mandate, Irving has been unavailable following his refusal to take the jab, but all that might change soon.

Although Irving has reportedly expressed a desire to take a plant-based version of the vaccine, there have been no updates on that front. Nonetheless, Irving could make an appearance this season, and it will not be just for the All-Star games.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, there is chatter that Irving will play for the Nets this season.

"It remains unclear whether Irving’s potential return this season would come via vaccination to meet New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement or by Brooklyn opening the door for him to play road games and practice at home, but sources have indicated a renewed belief that Irving could play this season after all. Nets players and coaches want to have Irving rejoin the team as soon as possible."

"In recent weeks, Irving and Kevin Durant, his co-star and close friend, have had increased communication about his fit on the team, breaking down the games, and about life in general, sources added. There appears to be an increased level of enthusiasm between the two superstars."

It has been a bumpy ride for the Nets and Irving, but with these reports, there is hope that fans will see Uncle Drew suit up this season, even if it is only for road games. His presence will be a major boost, especially now that they are missing Joe Harris and James Harden is not playing his best basketball.

The Nets team had so much promise coming into the 2021-22 season. They were the favorites to win the championship ahead of the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers team. Although they sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, their performances have been less than convincing, especially seeing as they are 11-7 against teams above .500.