The NBA has doubly sanctioned Kyrie Irving for attending a birthday last weekend. On the one hand, the North American League mutates him with $ 50,000 for failing to comply with anti-coronavirus health protocols, which prevent a player from going to bars or similar establishments and being with at least 15 people at a social event in an indoor space.
And, on the other hand, he will lose the part of his salary corresponding to the games he did not play for the five-day quarantine necessary to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets. In his case there were two, that is, $ 816,898. The total, the party will go to Irving for a total of $ 876,898.
Nearly a million dollars in a salary of 33.3 million dollars this season. The point guard signed a four-year, $ 136.5 million contract with the New York franchise in the summer of 2019.
Irving’s situation in recent years has been chaotic. It is not centered. Following his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers to make a name for himself far from the shadow of LeBron James, he spent two seasons in the Boston Celtics without pain or glory. More shadows than lights in an orderly wardrobe under the gaze of Brad Stevens. Now, the Nets does not seem to turn the sock: he has played only 27 games out of 85 possible. Orlando’s bubble didn’t even smell it due to injury.
Return to Orlando
In this course, he started strong with Kevin Durant: 26 and 37 points in the victories against the Golden State Wariors and the Boston Celtics. He took to the field in five of the next six games and performed well, but from there he lost again. Add five consecutive absences for personal reasons, according to a franchise that was tired by its prolonged march.
According to Anthony Puccio (The Association), who has covered the Nets information regularly, communication between player and team has been minimal and the managers are unhappy with what Irving has done.
Everything indicates that Irving will return to the court this Sunday against the Orlando Magic. Against Florida could James Harden debut, traded to Brooklyn from Houston for four players and eight draft rounds (four interchangeable). I mean, it could be the first day of the new Big Three of the Big Apple.
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