Nets re-sign Caris LeVert
by Bryan Fonseca
Aug 27, 2019 | 2762 views | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To celebrate his 25th birthday this past Sunday, standout Brooklyn Net Caris LeVert signed an extension that will pay him $52.5 million starting next year, which will keep him in the borough for three additional seasons.

LeVert, who is entering his fourth NBA season after the Nets selected him in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, was extension eligible this summer

He will remain with a core group that will include Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, DeAndre Jordan and the injured, yet immensely important, Kevin Durant following his return from a torn Achilles.

“No better feeling to start off year 25,” LeVert said of the deal late Sunday night. “This is where I’ve always wanted to be, from the organization, to the city, and all of my teammates. This is where I started my career, and this is where I want to continue.”

LeVert emerged as the Nets best player for the first 14 games of the 2018-19 season before being sidelined with a foot dislocation in November, which kept him out of action for over three months.

The University of Michigan alum’s season ended with 13.7 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest, along with standout perimeter defense.

But the 6-foot-7 swingman is lauded for his first 14 games before the injury, where he paced the team with nearly 20 points per game, looking like a star in the making.

His growth across three seasons is what ultimately led to the early signing, according to general manager Sean Marks.

“Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net, and we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him,” said Marks. “The growth he has displayed in his first three seasons is a testament to his tireless work ethic, along with an unrelenting will to maximize his talents and achieve team success.”
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