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Kyrie Irving, Landry Shamet won’t travel with Nets on three-game road trip

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Neither Kyrie Irving nor Landry Shamet will travel with the Nets on their three-game road trip to Portland, Utah and Detroit, ESPN reports in separate news stories.

While Shamet’s absence is not a surprise after he sprained his ankle vs. Washington Sunday night, Irving’s is. The Nets cited a “family matter,’ not providing details. Mallika Andrews was first to report the news.

Irving, of course, missed eight games early in the season to deal with “personal” issues. In that case, the absence was unauthorized and resulted in a fine. This appears different.

While Shamet won’t be traveling either, an MRI of his ankle was “clean,” Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted earlier Monday. That would suggest there’s no soft tissue damage and that the injury can be handled with therapy rather than surgery.

There’s no word yet on when Kevin Durant will return from his lingering hamstring issue. He was seen shooting around before the Magic game in Orlando Friday but not prior to the Wizards game in Brooklyn Sunday.