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Kyrie misses game vs. Wizards day after reported trade request

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving missed Saturday's 125-123 victory over the Washington Wizards due to right calf soreness.

The injury comes one day after Irving reportedly requested a trade from the franchise following failed contract extension talks. The eight-time All-Star will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Ahead of the contest, Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters, including ESPN's Nick Friedell, that he was approaching Irving's unavailability as a "day-by-day situation" and is unsure when Irving would play again.

Brooklyn plays two more games before Thursday's trade deadline - against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday and the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Irving is putting together another solid season in Brooklyn, averaging 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists across 40 games. He's only missed one contest since the calendar turned to 2023.

Nets guard Ben Simmons also sat out Saturday's game with left knee soreness. It was his fourth straight absence.

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