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Report: Nets to sit Kyrie until traded ahead of Thursday deadline

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The Brooklyn Nets plan to keep star guard Kyrie Irving sidelined until they trade him ahead of the Feb. 9 deadline, league sources told TNT's Chris Haynes.

The 30-year-old reportedly requested a trade Friday after the Nets and Irving failed to agree to a contract extension.

Irving missed Saturday's 125-123 win over the Washington Wizards due to calf soreness and wasn't on the bench with the team.

Some fans booed when the All-Star guard appeared on the jumbotron ahead of Saturday's game.

Brooklyn has two more games ahead of the deadline: Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers and Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.

Irving, who was recently named an All-Star starter, is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

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