The Brooklyn Nets are currently trying to turn their season around before the postseason starts.
They are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference right now and attempting to stay out of the Play-In Tournament.
However, chances are that these next few weeks will be really challenging for the team.
But when you really think about it, Irving’s time with the team is coming to an end.
Kyrie Irving's season is already nearing an end. 😳 pic.twitter.com/F5HXdRZSIR
— theScore (@theScore) March 17, 2022
Irving will only be able to play in three of Brooklyn’s last 12 games.
This is because he cannot play in home games due to his COVID-19 vaccination status.
Therefore, the vast majority of the remaining games will be without Irving: can they make it deep into the playoffs without him?
Not A New Problem
This isn’t an ideal situation for the Nets, they would love to have Irving on their side for all games.
However, this isn’t something new for Brooklyn.
The team has been getting on without him all season long.
In fact, when the season began, Irving wasn’t allowed to play in any games, home or away.
However, after a COVID resurgence decimated the team and left it with so many absences, the team changed its tune and started to allow Irving to play only in away games.
So the Nets know how to play without Irving.
Yet, they have never been this far down in the standings before and the lack of Irving will really hurt them when they need him most.
They will have to fight harder than ever before to reach the playoffs and there is no doubt he could give them a huge assist.
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