Brooklyn Nets rookie wingman, Caris LeVert, practiced with no limitations Monday and feels fine. However, his date of return is still unknown.
Caris LeVert hasn’t seen any on-court action since undergoing foot surgery last December, and it was Brian Lewis of the New York Post reported this wonderful news.
LeVert practiced with the #Nets
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 21, 2016
Bryan Fonseca of Nets Daily also chimed in on the situation, saying how LeVert and his foot feel “completely normal.”
Unfortunately, there is no timetable for the return of the 6-7 wing, but his debut will be highly anticipated no matter when it is. In LeVert, Brooklyn has someone who can play at least two positions and can make plays regardless of where he gets placed.
Although his senior season was cut short because of his foot injury, LeVert showed a ton of promise. Overall he knocked down 50.6 percent of his shots, which was drastically better than the 42.1 mark as a junior. He’ll be able to stretch the defense when he’s able to play, and that’s where he can solidify himself as a solid rotational player.
On top of much-improved efficiency, LeVert was the Wolverines best playmaker, and his 4.9 assists per game led the team.
He’ll be able to stretch the defense when he’s able to play, and that’s where he can solidify his spot in the rotation.
Coming off this injury, his defense will be the biggest question. LeVert was never a defensive stopper, but he was capable. And he has the athletic tools to develop into a respectable defender.
Because he’s undergone three surgeries, it’ll take time for him to get up to speed with the NBA game, and he’s going to have some severe struggles on that side of the ball.
He won’t get a ton of steals or swat a lot of shots when he’s healthy, but he can guard his man without fouling and will be able to match up with shooting guards and small forwards once he adds some weight to his frame.