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.
Kyrie Irving will not travel with the Nets on their upcoming road trip to Portland, Utah and Detroit, the team says. He is attending to a family matter, per team.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 22, 2021
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.
The MRI on Brooklyn guard Landry Shamet's right ankle returned clean, but he won't be traveling with the team to start its three-game trip today, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/lHyEIWS1jr— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 22, 2021
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.
- Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to miss next 3 NBA games due to family matter - Malika Andrews - ESPN