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Kyrie Irving won’t travel with Nets on road trip, Caris LeVert eyeing return

SG Caris LeVert will be on trip with Brooklyn, could return to lineup soon.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.  Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel with the team on their upcoming road trip. Caris LeVert, however, will travel with the team, eyeing a return to the lineup.

This is nothing new for Irving, who has missed most of the season due to a shoulder impingement. LeVert on the other hand, tore ligaments in his thumb early in the year and hasn’t played since Nov. 10 as a result. He would be a nice addition back in the lineup to compliment Spencer Dinwiddie in the back court for the Nets, who are 16-14 and are in the No. 7 spot in the East despite not having Irving and Durant for most of 2019-20. Durant isn’t expected to play this season.

UPDATE: So LeVert is traveling with the team, but is unlikely to play Saturday vs. the Houston Rockets.