Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson announced Tuesday that point guard Kyrie Irving would remain out for at least two more games due to a shoulder injury.
Kenny Atkinson has ruled Kyrie Irving out for the next two games. He will not travel with the team (to Atlanta and Charlotte). Irving has yet to do any contact work.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) December 3, 2019
Irving has been sidelined since Nov. 14 due to an impingement that has been bothering him. In his absence, we’ve seen Spencer Dinwiddie emerge as the Nets’ go-to scorer in the starting lineup. He’s averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists per game this season, starting nine games in place of Irving.
Obviously with Irving out the next two games, we can expect more of the same rotation from the Nets. Dinwiddie will continue to be an appealing option in season-long and on DraftKings. Atkinson has been leaning heavily on his starters, so that should continue to be the case until Irving is back. Brooklyn is 6-3 without Irving.