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Report: Caris LeVert to return Saturday for Raptors-Nets

The struggling Nets will reportedly get reinforcements just in time.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski writes that Caris LeVert is expected to return to Brooklyn’s lineup on Saturday when the team hosts the Toronto Raptors. LeVert has not played since Nov. 10 due to a broken right thumb. The Nets are coming off their fourth consecutive defeat, a 123-111 loss at Dallas, that dropped them below .500 for the first time since Nov. 22.

LeVert, who signed a three-year $52 million extension last summer, averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in nine games before his thumb injury. The 6-foot-6 guard was drafted 20th overall by Brooklyn in 2016 and played a key role in the franchise’s return to the playoffs last season.