Nets' star Ben Simmons will likely miss his fourth straight game due to left knee soreness this Saturday against the Washington Wizards, head coach Jacque Vaughn said on a Zoom conference call on Friday. Simmons left Brooklyn's Jan. 26 loss to the Detroit Pistons after sustaining what appeared to be a swipe toward the eye. The Nets later announced he would not return due to soreness in his left knee.
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Kyrie Irving has requested a trade ahead from the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, according to multiple sources. The Athletic was first to report Irving’s trade request. Irving’s demand comes three months after he was suspended for five games without pay for his repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs” posting a link on Twitter to a film featuring antisemitic tropes.