As Kyrie Irving remains unvaccinated, he’s restricted from playing in any NBA game or attending any practices with the team. Without him, Brooklyn has gone 2-3 in its first five games of the season. In every game so far except the battle against the Washington Wizards, the Nets have gotten off to a slow start offensively.
As a result, the team has only been able to average 102 points per game to start the year – A drastic change from last season, when the Nets put up 119 PPG, the second most in the league.
Last season, the Duke product averaged 26.9 PPG on 51% shooting from the field. Irving dropped at least 30 points in fifteen games last season. Keep in mind, unlike Harden right now, Irving did not have to go through a long period of rehab.
Following a loss on Thursday to Miami, Durant opened up on how the team still misses the crafty guard.
“Yeah, we do miss Kyrie (Irving),” said the 33-year-old. “We do. He’s a part of our team. For the most part we’ve been generating great shots. We’ve been getting into the paint. It’s just a matter of us knocking them down. I think it’ll come.”
Source: Yahoo Sports