Kyrie Irving Rejoins Brooklyn Nets after 2-Week Absence

Kyrie Irving during his time with the Celtics. Photo by Rob Sambles/Frozen in Motion/REX/Shutterstock

Brooklyn Nets could soon have their superstar trio on the court after Kyrie Irving rejoined his teammates on Tuesday. Irving previously spent two weeks away from the team due to “personal reasons.”

Irving had his first practice on Tuesday, and there is a good possibility that he will play in tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spoke with the media after but didn’t offer much detail about his absence. 

“I’m back, I’m happy to be back,” said Irving.”And we got some great pieces, and we just move on, and I let my actions and my game speak for itself like I planned on doing. Just needed a pause.”

Kyrie Irving initially missed five games while being away from the team. He returned late last week but ended up missing two more games while working on his conditioning.

Nets hardly missed a beat with Irving out, going 5-2 in the last seven games. This was especially the case in the last two games in which new arrival James Harden and superstar Kevin Durant dominated.

Still, Brooklyn is expected to be a lot scarier with Irving as the 28-year-old point guard had a productive start of 2020/21. He averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game when playing this season.