• Nets GM hints at a Kyrie Irving return happening soon
  • Team executive claims Irving is looking forward to playing with James Harden
  • Steve Nash has his hands full in figuring out the player rotation

The Kyrie Irving holdout continues and there was even a report he may opt to sit the entire 2020-21 NBA season. However, an update provided by Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says otherwise.

Marks gave an update on the 28-year-old’s status and revealed that Irving is excited to return and play with James Harden as soon as possible.

Additionally, the Nets executive stated that the All-Star guard’s absence had nothing to do with the blockbuster trade, Sports Illustrated reported.

All this could give Nets fans a big sigh of relief. But until Irving officially returns to active duty, most will likely take these updates from Marks with a grain of salt.

Irving came under fire recently when viral videos of him partying without a face mask spread over social media. Both the NBA and Nets management are looking into the matter with Irving possibly forced to undergo quarantine once he decides it is time to play ball.

For now, the Nets appear to be trying to keep an open mind on the case of Irving. They have been patient with Irving’s unscheduled time away from basketball due to alleged personal reasons.

When he started to miss games, most linked it to the US Capitol attacks. However, some feel there could be something more to Irving’s holdout.

Adding more fuel to the fire was that report from Kron4News on the possibility of Irving sitting out the year. People close to “Uncle Drew” claim that it is a possibility and something that allegedly sparked the Harden trade.

Hence, only Irving himself can come forward to set the records straight. But in the event he does decide to do so, the Nets will be one of the powerhouse NBA teams to watch moving forward.

Their chances will increase this season although it is no assurance they will win the 2021 NBA title. Chemistry will be an issue and most are now singling out how three ball-dominant players can co-exist.

Also, the Nets need to fill up the void left when they dealt away four players for Harden, not to mention some players out due to injury.

There are free agents worth picking up and head coach Steve Nash needs to figure what positions to fill. Looking at the current roster, the Nets may be prowling for another center and point guard to join the mix.

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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. Sarah Stier/Getty Images