Kyrie Irving practices with Nets, including with contact

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The Nets denied a report Kyrie Irving could miss 2-3 more weeks with bursitis.

That report was published more than two weeks ago. Since, Irving has confirmed he has bursitis in his injured shoulder.

Irving has missed 25 games, but this confounding saga could near a close.


Irving sounds as if he’s allowing for a week to get up to speed. If it happens sooner, that’d be great.

Spencer Dinwiddie has done a solid job at point guard in Irving’s absence. But the Nets are at a talent-disadvantage. Brooklyn has lost seven straight.

Irving’s return will bring complications. Even beyond attitude questions, Irving is a high-usage player who changes how his team plays.