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Nets' Kyrie Irving to Return from Injury vs. Hawks; 1st Game Since Nov. 14

Nets' Kyrie Irving to Return from Injury vs. Hawks; 1st Game Since Nov. 14

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be available to play Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks for the first time since Nov. 14, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.

"The shoulder is a sensitive spot, especially for a point guard, you're like a quarterback—the way he shoots it, passes it, the whole thing."

It's certainly not what the Nets wanted after signing the guard to a four-year, $136 million contract in the offseason.

Irving has played well when healthy this season, averaging 28.5 points and 7.2 assists per game in 11 appearances.

The six-time All-Star is a difference-maker when on the court, but injuries remain an issue, with this being the third straight year of fewer than 70 games played.

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