Nets, NBA happy with Kyrie Irving's actions during suspension

Nets, NBA happy with Kyrie Irving's actions during suspension

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Nets, NBA happy with Kyrie Irving's actions during suspension

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Irving will miss his eighth consecutive game on Thursday night against Portland while serving a team-mandated suspension for posting a link to a film with antisemitic material on Oct. 27. Sources close to the Nets and the league say that both sides are happy with what Irving has done throughout the process, especially given the number of community leaders he has met with. One source, who was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said that Irving chose to go “above and beyond” what was asked of him.
Source: The Athletic Staff, Shams Charania, Shams Charania and The Athletic Staff @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Another report Kyrie Irving expected to return to Nets Sunday nba.nbcsports.com/2022/11/17/ano…9:59 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
After missing 8 games while suspended, Kyrie Irving is expected to play Sunday vs. Memphis after meeting requirements to return. clutchpoints.com/nets-news-kyri…9:25 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
JV confirms Kyrie return could be as soon as Sunday in Memphis. pic.twitter.com/Tkf3LDZzUi8:33 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Vaughn says there’s been some “positive synergy” towards Kyrie returning — possibly on Sunday vs. Memphis. – 8:32 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Per ⁦⁦@Shams Charania
Nets’ G Kyrie Irving is now ‘expected’ to return from suspension on Sunday nj.com/nets/2022/11/k…6:27 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I just hate that I see the news that Kyrie is coming back and I roll my eyes and think, “wonder how long it is til he does something else despicable or calls a reporter a pawn or worse.”
I wish I didn’t think that. I wish I had more hope than that. But I don’t. – 6:10 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Shams on Kyrie’s return:
“The Nets and league say that both sides are happy with what Irving has done throughout the process, especially given the number of community leaders he has met with.”
Adds a source said that Irving chose to go “above and beyond” what was asked of him. – 6:04 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Details at @TheAthletic on the expected reinstatement of Nets seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving on Sunday — and Irving meeting with several community leaders in the last week-plus: theathletic.com/3908221/2022/1…5:58 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is expected to return to play Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. – 5:54 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Just In: Suspended Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is expected to be cleared to play on Sunday vs. Memphis at Barclays Center, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 5:53 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD On the news Kyrie could be back Sunday: “it’s exciting for everybody. i mean we miss KAI. we miss his presence on the floor.” pic.twitter.com/58H8gRrIBk2:33 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant on Kyrie: “I don’t know the details about anything that’s going. I should know I guess because I’m part of the team, but I’ve been totally focused on the road trip. Once we get back home I’m sure that stuff will figure itself out. But hopefully it’s soon.” #nets pic.twitter.com/XrRzMfwT7x2:16 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD on possibility of Kyrie being back Sunday. “It’s exciting for everybody. We miss Ky, miss his presence on the floor.”
KD says he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie since the road trip started. He said he hasn’t been in contact with Marks/Tsai about the situation. – 1:30 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Kyrie Irving could return to Nets as soon as Sunday vs. Memphis nba.nbcsports.com/2022/11/16/rep…10:18 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
After close work with the NBPA, Nets, and league office, Kyrie Irving could return to Brooklyn as early as Sunday.
Full story here: clutchpoints.com/kyrie-irvings-…8:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving could rejoin #Nets as soon as Sunday against #Grizzlies. #nba nypost.com/2022/11/16/kyr… via @nypostsports7:53 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Woj says the NBPA has worked closely with Kyrie, the Nets, and league office:
“What may have started out as a rigid list of prerequisites evolved into Irving himself taking ownership of the process, which is what the Nets and the league hoped would be the case, sources said.” – 7:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets list Kyrie Irving, TJ Warren, and Alondes Williams as out for tomorrows matchup against the Trail Blazers – 7:31 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Nets guard Kyrie Irving could return from suspension as early as Sunday: report nj.com/nets/2022/11/k…7:28 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kyrie Irving could return to the Nets as early as Sunday vs. Memphis per @Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Irving will miss his eighth consecutive game on Thursday night in Portland, but he is closing in on the end to his suspension after nearly two weeks, sources said.” – 7:26 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Suspended All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is nearing completion on the process needed for a return to play and could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets as soon as Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies: es.pn/3X2vRC16:49 PM

More on this storyline

Brian Lewis: Jacque Vaughn says there’s been “positive synergy” regarding Kyrie Irving, adds he could be back for Memphis. #Nets #Grizzlies #NBA -via Twitter @NYPost_Lewis / November 17, 2022
Brian Lewis: Jacque Vaughn on dropping Kyrie Irving into the mix & can they keep playing the same way: “There’s uncertainty there, for sure. My approach is the train is going to keep moving. And that train is playing hard playing together, being a team: That’s going to continue.” #Nets -via Twitter @NYPost_Lewis / November 17, 2022
Sean Highkin: Chauncey Billups on Nets/Kyrie dysfunction: “It makes me thankful for our team, to be honest with you.” -via Twitter @highkin / November 17, 2022

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