NBA Basketball

Irving returns, says he 'needed a pause'

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NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving rested his chin on his arms folded in front of him, looking worn down by his fight to balance his commitment to his team and his community.

He wants to help the Nets. He also wants to support the underserved.

"If you don't create that distinction, then it's easy to feel the weight of the world while you're going out there and playing," Irving said Tuesday.

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Rank Name APG
1 N. Jokic, Den10.3
2 L. Doncic, Dal9.3
3 T. Young, Atl8.9
4 C. Paul, Pho8.6
5 B. Simmons, Phi8.0
6 L. James, LAL7.5
7 M. Brogdon, Ind7.5
8t D. DeRozan, SA7.1
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2 O. Anunoby, Tor2.08
3 J. Holiday, Mil2.00
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5 M. Brogdon, Ind1.77
6 K. Leonard, LAC1.75
7t T. McConnell, Ind1.70
7t V. Oladipo, Hou1.70
9 A. Drummond, Cle1.67
10 T. Jones, Mem1.62
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