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Nets' Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons out vs. Wizards

Field Level Media
05 Feb 2023, 05:05 GMT+10

Brooklyn Nets guards Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons have been ruled out for Saturday's home game against the Washington Wizards.

The Nets announced Irving is nursing right calf soreness, while Simmons is dealing with left knee soreness stemming from his injury sustained in a game on Jan. 26.

Irving is sitting out Saturday's game one day after reports circulated that he had requested a trade from the Nets.

The team has been made aware of Irving's request and the eight-time All-Star is hoping to find a new landing spot before the trade deadline on Thursday. The Nets also were informed that Irving had no interest in staying with the organization after his contract expires in July.

Irving, 30, is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 40 games this season.

Simmons, 26, is averaging 7.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 37 games (32 starts) this season.

--Field Level Media

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