Kyrie Irving will not be in the lineup when the Nets take on the Bulls Saturday at 6 p.m, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The guard has been dealing with a right shoulder impingement, and his two lowest point totals of the season have come in the last three games.
Irving has dealt with his fair share of injuries in the brief time he's been with the Nets. He suffered a facial injury in the offseason and re-aggravated it during the Nets' preseason trip to China.
He returned for the start of the regular season and has been the primary catalyst for Brooklyn's offense all year long. The 27-year-old is averaging 28.5 points per game with 7.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Garrett Temple should get extended minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with Irving out of the lineup. With both Irving and Caris Levert out, we could see the Nets' debut of Iman Shumpert, who signed with Brooklyn on Wednesday but not play in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets.