The Brooklyn Nets have announced that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can be a full participant.
Irving is not currently allowed to play for the Nets in home games due to his unvaccinated status given the local requirements in New York City. Irving, however, is allowed to practice and play in road games.
“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant," said Sean Marks in a statement. "Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability. It is imperative that we continue to build chemistry as a team and remain true to our long-established values of togetherness and sacrifice. Our championship goals for the season have not changed, and to achieve these goals each member of our organization must pull in the same direction. We are excited for the start of the season and look forward to a successful campaign that will make the borough of Brooklyn proud.”
Marks also spoke to the media.
"This is a decision ultimately Joe Tsai and myself made," said Marks.