However, the team has actually done better in Irving’s absence winning 12 of 23 games so far. Joining the Nets for the first time since November. 10th was Caris Levert, the talented young swingman who went down with a thumb injury around the same time as Irving.
The Nets entered Saturday’s game against the Toronto Raptors as seventh in the Eastern Conference but fell to a 121-102 loss.
Irving’s new partner-in-crime, Kevin Durant, is expected to miss the entire season with a torn Achilles’ tendon.