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Kenny Atkinson declares Kyrie Irving is ‘okay’ after taking elbow to head

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson says point guard Kyrie Irving is “okay” after taking an elbow to the head in a scrimmage, according to Nets Daily.

Atkinson accompanied Irving for a checkup after the All-Star got hit in his head. It appears everything is good with Brooklyn’s new floor general.

Kyrie Irving signed a four-year deal with the Nets this offseason. He’s the best player on the team while Kevin Durant recovers from his Achilles tear. Durant is widely expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles injury, so Brooklyn will go as far as Irving can take them this upcoming season.

Irving has one of the best handles of all time and is an elite finisher at the rim. He averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists last season for the Boston Celtics while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.3 percent from the free-throw line.

A six-time All-Star and NBA champion, Irving grew up a Nets fan while growing up in New Jersey. Brooklyn is excited to watch Irving lead the Nets this upcoming season in a wide-open Eastern Conference.

DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen will have to step up their games with Durant out for the Nets to make a deep postseason run.