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Steve Nash Shares Sunday Update On Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving dribbling for the Nets.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 03: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets calls a play during the second half against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center on January 03, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Wizards won 123-122. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets are going to have Kyrie Irving available for practices even if he does not get vaccinated. Home games, not so much.

Irving already missed Friday night's preseason game because of his vaccination status. The Nets appear to be anticipating more absences to come.

Head coach Steve Nash told reporters on Sunday that the team continues to prepare as if Irving won't be able to play in any home games because of New York's vaccination requirements.

Irving has been cryptic on social media in recent days. Reports have indicated the perennial All-Star point guard does not intend to get vaccinated.

As a result, the Nets are in a tough spot. Irving is an elite player, and a major part of their "Big Three." At the same time, how can you possibly rely on a guy who is unable to play in half of your games?

The clock is ticking for both sides to find a solution.