New York-Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks did not disclose the details of Kyrie Irving’s absence in the past five games. He expressed disappointment because he does not have their All-Star guard. , But Owen assured him that he was looking forward to returning.
Mark said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon: “There is no doubt that the organization is disappointed that none of our participants are-in this case, Carey is not among us.”
“I know he is happy to be back on the court with his teammates as soon as possible,” Max added.
Marks asked about Irving for the first time in multiple games where the guard was absent. Marks said Irving was tested for coronavirus every day while leaving the team. Max reiterated that Irving must directly address the details of the absence, and that he will not speak for Irving.
Irving missed Brooklyn’s first five games for personal reasons. During this time, there was a videotape showing Owen at a family birthday party. The NBA announced that it is investigating whether the behavior in the video violates its COVID-19 protocol.
The league’s health and safety regulations prohibit players from going to bars, clubs and lounges or attending parties of 15 or more people.
The Nets made a sensational deal with Harden on Wednesday, and Max said he was “completely separated” from Irving’s absence. Nevertheless, with both Irving and Durant available this summer, joining Harden can add another All-Star player to the team.
Max reiterated that the results of the alliance’s investigation will determine whether Irving needs to be quarantined and the timetable for return. Max added that the “Hope” alliance will make a decision on Irving soon.
Irving is expected to miss Brooklyn’s next game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. In his absence, the Nets have a 3-2 record.