Steve Nash said there is a renewed optimism from Kyrie Irving that he will be allowed to play in home games as New York City is expected to lift its vaccination mandates.
“I will say that he’s been extremely locked in,” Nash said after Wednesday’s practice. “Kyrie’s been great on the practice floor. He’s been great in film sessions. He’s been creating dialogue over aspects of our play. So I sense a real focus and urgency from him. And so if that’s any indication, I would say he is getting excited at the prospect of being allowed to play in all our games and hopefully in the short term.”
Nash was pleased when he was briefed on Adams’ comments, but the Nets remain in a holding pattern as to when the reversal may finally come down.
“It’s great, obviously,” Nash said. “It would be great for us to have Kyrie available for all our games. Having said that, it’s not really in our control so we’ll leave it up to the Mayor and wait patiently.”
Irving went through Wednesday’s practice, but the Nets declined to make him available for comment.