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The Brooklyn Nets played their second game of the NBA regular season on Friday evening in Philadelphia against the 76ers. 

They were once again without their seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving who is not eligible to play in games in home games in New York City (vaccine mandate), and even though he could technically be a part-time player, the Nets will not allow him to play or practice until he can be a full participating player. 

Therefore, they are currently just playing without him. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski gave an update on NBA Countdown about the Nets and Irving on Friday night and the clip of him speaking can be seen in a tweet that is embedded below from his Twitter account. 

"Brooklyn I'm told has taken incoming calls from teams on Kyrie Irving," Wojnarowski said on ESPN on Friday. "But they have not themselves made any calls about Irving."

Wojnarowski also notes that the Philadelphia 76ers and Nets have not discussed a trade swap of Ben Simmons for Irving. 

The 76ers are also playing without Simmons (see tweet below from Shams Charania of The Athletic). 

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