“Irving’s continued resistance to vaccination has Nets preparing for possibility they’ll be without him for home practices and games for foreseeable future,” Wojnarowski tweeted.
After eliminating the Celtics in five games to open the playoffs, the Nets lost in Game 7 of the conference semifinals to the Milwaukee Bucks. “Honestly, I like to keep that stuff private, man. [I’ll] handle it the right way with my team and go forward together with a plan. So, you know, obviously I’m not able to be present there today. But that doesn’t mean that I’m putting any limits on the future of me being able to join the team.”
The NBA also clarified that players who miss games due to their vaccination status will not be paid for those games.
Irving was in attendance but didn’t play in the Nets’ preseason game in Los Angeles on Monday.