Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving, who had already missed a lot of the season, will have an operation on his right shoulder.
Net guard Kyrie Irving told reporters at a conference on Thursday that team general manager Sean Marks underwent an operation on his right right shoulder and missed the rest of the regular season.
Marx told Reporters that the decision was made after Irving had “visited the last few days with an expert”. Doctors are expected to return in time for the start of Irving’s next season, but a more specific timetable will not be set after the operation.
Marx told Repotero that “he is clearly upset about this”, “we are here to move forward with him, support him, support the process.”
Last summer, Irving, one of the franchise’s marquee free agent signings, missed the first season due to an injury when he did not even play a few games due to a knee injury.
He was limited to only 20 games at the time, but while he was on the court, Irving was one of the most star point guard players in the NBA, averaging 27.4 points a game at 59.5 true shooting percentage, a game other than 6.4 games. Helps.
It was always a type of bridge season for the Brooklyn Nets, who are expected to have Kevin Durant next season, assuming that the torn Achilles tendon he sustained as a member of the Golden State Warriors during the NBA Recover from.
But even then, Irving’s injury is clearly a disappointment for the Brooklyn Nets, who Durant, beyond all season, has struggled with injuries. Irving has been hurt multiple times throughout his career: now in his ninth N.B.A. Season, Irving has played only three of the 70 matches in his career. Marx said that Irving’s long-term health is our No. 1 priority.
Marx said that “we are taking this decision as true for greater success in future”. “We are not looking at the next two, three months. We are looking at the next two, three years.
In January, Irving told reporters at a press conference that he had taken surgery and a cortisone shot in an attempt to get back to court. This was in stark contrast to his optimism early in the season, especially as he dropped 50 points against Opening Night against the Minnesota Timberweats and led them to victory.
He started missing his old games due to a shoulder after the November 14, 2019 game against the Denver Nuggets. But six-time All-Star Irving surprised observers by returning to the court in mid-January and playing exceptionally well against the Atlanta Hawks, scoring 21 points in 20 minutes of play.
At the end of January, Irving scored 54 points on 23 shot attempts against the Chicago Bulls. But he was still playing in pain at the time, Marx said.
Marx said “it gets to the point where you say enough is enough”. “Again, this goes to long-term health, and the best prognosis right now is to stop it and take care of it once and for all.”
However, the Brooklyn Nets served during their 26-game absence as they went 13–13. The Brooklyn Nets were seventh in the Eastern Conference at 25-28, entering Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The ninth-seeded Washington Wizards have five games remaining this season with 29 matches, the most they would make in the playoffs.
However, without Irving, the Brooklyn Nets would have to rely more on their dynamic point guard, Spencer Dinwidi, who led the team to an average of 24.8 points in Irving’s absence and 7.2 in that portion of the game.
“It’s kind of a roller coaster year,” Marx said.