Brooklyn Nets Sign Caris Levert to Contract Extension
BROOKLYN – The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Caris LeVert to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
“Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net, and we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him,” said General Manager Sean 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. Our entire organization is excited to continue to have Caris as one of the leaders of our program moving forward.”
LeVert has appeared in 168 career games (61 starts) across three seasons with the Nets, recording averages of 11.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.8 minutes per contest. This past season, LeVert set single-season career highs in points per game (13.7) and rebounds per game (3.8), which marked his third straight season of improvement in both categories, to go along with 3.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.6 minutes per game through 40 contests (25 starts). The 25-year-old averaged 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 29.7 minutes per game in his first 13 games prior to suffering a foot injury, and he capped off the 2018-19 campaign by registering averages of 21.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28.9 minutes per game while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from 3-point range in Brooklyn’s five postseason games.
The Pickerington, Ohio, native was originally selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by Indiana before being acquired by Brooklyn via trade.