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INDIANAPOLIS – The lost guard has officially returned.

Kayri Irving will make his season debut on Wednesday night in Indiana. Even if he’s not ready to run a 38-minute or other marathon, he’s definitely playing and can even start.

“I don’t think he can play at 38, but I think he can play a big part of the game. He spent three or four court days with five. I think he can play for long minutes, but he doesn’t have to be 30 to get used to it, ”said Steve Nash and Irving, adding that he can feel comfortable.

“Yes, (we are open to everything). We could have put him in the back seat. We could have fielded him in the main lineup. I think it’s open to both and we need to think about short-term, medium-term and long-term and what’s appropriate for our group.

Until last week, Irving did not play for the Nets after the training session. He has not played in a single game since injuring his ankle in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in June last season.

Kayri Irving during the 2021 game against the Cavaliers

This will change the game against the Pacers on Wednesday night. This will be the first time Brooklyn’s “big trio” – Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden – will be together for the first time in the first seconds of Game 1 against the Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, when the latter strained their thigh muscles.

“I’m sure there will be some nervousness, a jump in the middle of a season like this, but he really looks excited and happy to be back,” Nash said.

“It simply came to our notice then. U Ky. He’s professional and he’s talented, so he looks good, ”LaMarcus Oldridge said of Irving’s training since returning to the center.“ It was fun, man. He is a very talented guy, a good teammate. I spent some time with him last year, so I’m very happy he’s back. “

For good reason.

On Wednesday, the Nets came into the Eastern Conference with a three-game losing streak in a season that fell from first place.

Now – at least on the road – they’re adding seven-time All-Star. Last season, Irving became the ninth player in NBA history to record a 50/40/90 shooting split, and the fourth player after Durant, Stephen Curry and Larry Bird (twice) and scored an average of 25 points.

But after Irving refused to comply with New York City’s mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine, it sparked a three-month standoff between the Nets and their staff. And at the end of last month, the employer blinked his eyes first and allowed Irving to return as a part-time, road player only.

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash

“I think when we realized how much he threw at us – COVID really got worse, we had 13 players in COVID (protocols), so we sign a 10-day contract when we have a guy who can play. for us, ”Nash said.“ So what’s the difference between 10 days and (Irving)? These are also half-day players.

“So it was an opportunity to bring him back to the lineup and use a resource that we don’t use. Everything has changed this season and last season, so I think there are other cases where we’ve adapted, we’ve found solutions, we’ve found ways out of situations, and we’re bringing it up. he’s back now. “

If part-time players don’t work in October or November, why has the calendar changed now?

“If I hAcesparks’t said that in the beginning, it’s not a question for me,” Aldridge shrugged, directing his best “I work here” vibe. “I think we’re happy he’s back now. He is a talented player, a great team and we look forward to playing with him. ”

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