Kyrie Irving will make his season debut for the Nets on Wednesday night vs. the Pacers and it doesn’t sound like the point guard will be on a minutes restriction.
“I don’t think it’s where he can play 38 [minutes],” Nash said at shootaround on Wednesday (via ESPN’s Nick Friedell). “But I think he can play a big chunk of the game.”
Nash went on to explain how Irving has progressed since rejoining the team.
“He’s played a lot — he’s had three or four full court days with the 5-on-5, so I think he’s capable of playing extended minutes, but not necessarily his customary high 30s,” the coach continued.
Irving is currently only eligible to play in away games because of New York City’s vaccine mandate.