1. Kyrie Irving
Irving has only played 20 games this season with injuries hampering him all year. Finally, a shoulder problem ended his season. He won’t return in Orlando and will continue rehabbing. The Nets aren’t a lock to make the playoffs so it is a blow to miss all of these players.
There was speculation that he would return earlier than planned, but that does not appear to be the case. Instead, he wishes to get back to peak condition for the new season. The Nets could be a different prospect next year after losing a lot of players at different stages.