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The Brooklyn Nets have not decided whether they should keep Kyrie Irving if the All-Star point guard ultimately decides against getting a Covid vaccine, ESPN reports.

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie  Irving
Position: PG, SG
Age: 29
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Birth place: Melbourne, Australia

With New York's mandate to not allow unvaccinated players to participate in home games and practices, the Nets were hoping Irving would change his mind and get the shot. However, his situation remains unclear.

If Irving remains unvaccinated, the Nets would need to decide if they would allow him only to compete in away games. The other option is to sideline him altogether.

Not getting vaccinated would prevent Irving from playing in all 41 of Brooklyn's home games and away games in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.

Kyrie would lose over $381 thousand for each absence. That would add up to $15 million for home games and $762 thousand for Knicks matches.

After Irving missed practice on Tuesday in Brooklyn, coach Steve Nash said the Nets are not considering relocating practices outside New York to accommodate him.

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