Steve Nash: Kyrie Irving looks great

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Kristian Winfield: Steve Nash on Kyrie Irving’s conditioning: “He looks great CONSIDERING he just came back from protocols.” Nash said Irving looks as good as he’s ever looked given the circumstances.
Source: Twitter @Krisplashed

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
DeAndre Bembry, who has known Kyrie Irving longer than any #Nets player, admits there were a number of times when he wondered if they’d ever get him back this season. Add Irving looked good in his first practice back, “didn’t look too winded.” #nba1:26 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
DeAndre Bembry: “You can’t ever go wrong with having Kyrie Irving out there.” #Nets1:25 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
DeAndre’ Bembry on what Kyrie Irving looked like in practice today: “I’ve never seen Kyrie not be Kyrie.” #Nets1:24 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
DeAndre’ Bembry asked about how Kyrie Irving looked in practice: “I’ve never seen Kyrie not look like Kyrie.” – 1:23 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash says there’s no urgency to play Kyrie Irving @ IND on Jan. 5 BUT he didn’t it rule out: “I don’t think it’s smart to rush him into games. There’s only 50 games left. It’s when he’s ready. If he’s ready for Indiana, great. If he’s not, we push it to the next one.” – 1:19 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nash said Joe Harris is able to do some on court work, shooting and conditioning, but “is not out of the woods yet” as far as returning to full practice. #nets1:17 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said Kyrie Irving looked as sharp as can possibly be expected considering his layoff. Adds it’s too early to truly judge where he is physically, but guys were excited to have him back practicing. #nets1:16 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash said Cam Thomas is out of protocols. – 1:13 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said Joe Harris is able to do some on court work, shooting and conditioning. Not able to practice yet. – 1:13 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joe Harris is doing shooting, court-work and conditioning, Steve Nash said: “He’s not out of the woods, yet.” – 1:12 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash said despite Irving being eligible for less than 50 percent of remaining games there is no rush to bring him back. He will ramp-up and he will play when he’s ready. – 1:11 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nash expects KD and Aldridge to play tomorrow. #nets1:11 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash says he thinks Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge will play against the 76ers tomorrow. #Nets1:10 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash expects Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge playing tomorrow against Philly. – 1:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on Kyrie Irving’s conditioning: “He looks great CONSIDERING he just came back from protocols.”
Nash said Irving looks as good as he’s ever looked given the circumstances. – 1:06 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said the Nets had a stay ready group today. Adds Kyrie Irving looks great considering his time away from the team. – 1:06 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving practiced with the stay-ready group today, Steve Nash said. – 1:05 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Kevin Durant explained how Kyrie Irving came back to the Nets on his latest Boardroom pod: “It was simple like that. We need more bodies, bring Kyrie on.”
“We wish this would’ve happened way earlier,” KD added. “But there was a lot that was going on with the start of the season” – 11:09 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
“I don’t make assumptions about tomorrow in today’s NBA.”
Those words, from David Fizdale, sum up what pretty much an entire league is thinking right now, on a day where Kyrie cleared protocols and other players and coaches joined that list.
apnews.com/article/corona…7:33 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘This pass is crazy’: Trae Young, LaMelo Ball love Steve Nash’s behind-the-head pass to Grant Hill (w/video of play) #Suns #NBA75 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral2:46 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
The Brooklyn Nets Are 23-9 And Are About To Add Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge And Kyrie Irving via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…2:37 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Nets: Irving, Durant and Aldridge out of League protocols sportando.basketball/en/nets-irving…2:31 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge all cleared for #Nets returns. #NBA nypost.com/2021/12/28/kev… via @nypostsports1:49 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Nets: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving cleared of coronavirus nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/28/net…1:48 PM

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Ira Winderman: Heat update: Gabe Vincent rapid tested positive before Heat left Tuesday night and remained behind. Rest of Heat tested and got results this morning, with PJ Tucker and Zylan Cheatham now quarantined in San Antonio. -via Twitter @IraHeatBeat / December 29, 2021

Kristian Winfield: Nets rookie Cam Thomas is back in the health and safety protocols, the Nets say. -via Twitter @Krisplashed / December 29, 2021

Chris Vivlamore: McMillan said Bogdanovic and Dieng are in the protocols with the shorter quarantine period. Others face the longer period. -via Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC / December 29, 2021