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KD, Irving, Aldridge released from COVID-19 protocols

KD, Irving, Aldridge released from COVID-19 protocols

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Dec 29
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The Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday that All-Star forward Kevin Durant, guard Kyrie Irving, and center/forward LaMarcus Aldridge had cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Durant and Aldridge will now be able to play in Brooklyn’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

However, Irving, since he still is unvaccinated, will not be able to participate due to New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. He will be eligible to play in the Nets’ next away game on January 5 against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.

“It’s hard to say, but I would say probably somewhere between a week and two weeks,” Nets head coach Steve Nash said when asked about Kyrie’s fitness situation. “He’s obviously been isolating so that kind of puts another layer to the ramp-up. It’s not like he’s been working out so probably I’d imagine it’s going to be closer to two weeks once he comes out of protocols. We’ll just have to see how it goes, though, because we have to evaluate him from a physical and performance standpoint and a basketball standpoint as well.”

Brooklyn recently had three of its games postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak across its roster. Durant and Irving were placed in the protocols on December 18, while Aldridge entered on December 14.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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  • Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Kevin Durant

    Kevin Wayne Durant , also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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