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Atkinson: Kyrie Irving to miss at least the next two games

Nets point guard has been out due to shoulder injury. Coach Kenny Atkinson gave an update on the All-Star on Tuesday.

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

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.

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.