Kyrie Irving available for Lakers game

Much to the pleasure of the Nets ( and television executives and the NBA) , Kyrie Irving will be available for Brooklyn’s nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 18-24 Nets are coming off a 117-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night and currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference.

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Kyrie getting to it in his first game back

Kyrie Irving is playing his first game since being sidelined In November with a shoulder injury. Kyrie came out and went right to work hitting 5 of his 6 shots and scoring 11 points. The Nets are enjoying a healthy 70-46 at the half.

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Brooklyn Nets waive David Nwaba

In a move that’s easiest the most cold-blooded of the young year, The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reports the Brooklyn Nets have waived forward David Nwaba. While cutting a player , while unfortunate is seen as one of the necessary evils of the business side of basketball, doing it while a player is recovering from season-ending ( and potentially career-ending or career-altering) injury seems a bit foul. Nwaba suffered the injury December 19 against the San Antonio Spurs. In the twenty games he appeared in , Nwaba averaged 5.2…

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Kyrie Irving to miss next three games

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving will miss the team upcoming road trip following an evaluation on his shoulder by team doctors. The right shoulder impingement had already sidelined Irving for the Nets’ previous 4 games. In the 11 games Kyrie has played Brooklyn, he has averaged 28.5 points and 7.2 assists per contest.

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Caris LeVert to miss Jazz game with sprained thumb

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Caris LeVert will miss the team’s Tuesday night game against the Utah Jazz with a sprained thumb, as reported by the New York Post’s Brian Lewis. Apparently LeVert hurt the thumb after taking a fall against the Phoenix Suns. It has only been nine games but LeVert has seen career-highs in points (16.9) , rebounds (5.0) and minutes (31.6).

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KD getting some shots up at Nets practice

Since tearing his Achilles is game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals, it was assumed, rightfully so, that the Brooklyn Nets forward would not be seen on the court for his new team this season. Video surfaced of him taking some jumpers at the Nets practice facility, which will undoubtedly fuel speculation, and even some hope that we could see KD play this year. However brakes need to be pumped; Durant himself has said he will not return this season, and inspection of the video shows KD shooting midrange jumpers…

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